Step 3

Write your Personal Learning Statement.

After you are finished with all responses to the individual competencies, you will write a Personal Learning Statement.  You can find an example of this statement at Successful Portfolio Submissions.

The personal learning statement includes:

a) An overview of your understanding of the importance of this competency set to your work as a library support staff

b) A summary of your relevant experience and new learning:

Your responses to each competency will provide the evaluators with the details of your skills and knowledge.  Your Personal Learning Statement is an overview of skills and knowledge and is an opportunity for you to share your reflections about this specific competency set.  This statement is a personal reflection, not a research paper.  There is no set required length, though we recommend that the statement be no longer than three pages.

Proceed to Step 4