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SOFT SKILLS COURSE FOR STUDENT LIBRARY AIDES: ottawa.libguides.com

This course will be used to support library aides and prepare them for the world of work outside college

HOW THIS WORKS

All student library aides at Ottawa University working in the library must participate in our Soft Skills Milestones Course. There are 16 weeks of Milestones. Each week there is a short video to watch and a short article to read an a quiz to take. If you pass the quiz at 70% you can enter your week completion for a prize.

STUDENT STAFF INCENTIVES

Each week Library Student Aides will be asked to complete ONE assignment. Each weekly assignment counts toward a drawing. If a student completes all four assignments, they will be entered into the drawing every four times. There will be four drawings per semester or four chances to win. If you complete three then you have three chances to win, or two assignments in four weeks, then two chances in the drawing. The winner in the drawing gets a gift card from one of the businesses here in Ottawa.

Course Objectives

  • To make the job experience real for students working in the library
  • Change student attitudes toward working in the library
  • Direct students toward task-orientation
  • To teach students a skill-set that they can use in the job-setting
  • Improve student on the job learning skills

 

SOFT SKILLS SYLLABUS

THE JOB (Weeks 1-4)

  • The Customer Experience
  • Understanding the Reference Interview
  • How to retain your job
  • Understanding information literacy

DEVELOPING THE PERSON ON THE JOB (Weeks 5-8)

  • Improving your Mindset
  • Improving your communication skills and body language
  • Building self-esteem and assertiveness on the job
  • Time Management and Job Retention

ON THE JOB SKILLS (Weeks 9-12)

  • Dealing with Conflict
  • Understanding how to collaborate
  • Working with a team
  • Creating on the job reports

JOB SEARCH SKILLS  (Weeks 13-16)

  • Improving your computer literacy skills
  • Sharpening your Interview Skills
  • Creating a resume
  • Creating a digital portfolio

STUDENT EVALUATION

Director of Library Services

Gloria Creed-Dikeogu's picture
Gloria Creed-Dikeogu
Contact:
Ottawa University
Gangwish Library
1001 S. Cedar
Ottawa KS. 66067-3399
785-248-2536
Website
Subjects:Diversity

Blackboard Links for Weekly Submission of One assignment

Student Suggestion Box

As a staff member, please consider what you see at the library and think about what can change and what can be improved.

How do we improve our services to our customers?

What new programming should we add?

What resources would you like to see?

What are we missing?

 

Send your opinions and suggestions to library@ottawa.edu