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Re: CA

From:

Ellen Chapman <[log in to unmask]>

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Ellen Chapman <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 15:36:52 -1000

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Results of the CA exam include the overall score out of 100 (passing was
67 or above when I took it in 2003). Also provided are scores for each of
the 7 domains in the exam (selection, arrangement, reference, etc.) and
how many points were earned as a portion of how many were available in
each domain (e.g., 18 out of 20 for Selection; 8 out of 10 for Outreach,
etc.).

|((|  Ellen Chapman, MLS, MA, CA
|))|  Archives & Manuscripts Department
|((|  University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
|))|  (808) 944-7656






On Tue, 15 Aug 2006, ruth bowman wrote:

> I am curious as to what feedback comes with a CA
> score. Is it just a pass/fail response, an actual #
> out of 100 score, and is it a learning experience, as
> to the area(s) or specific questions with deficient
> answers?
>
> I do not expect my archival coursework to provide
> enough background for immediate testing, but am
> beginning to think that, the more experience, the
> greater the chance of identifying with an answer (thus
> incorrect) reflecting specific archival experience (in
> my case, a church).
>
> How much time passed between graduate degree and first
> certification attempt, for you successful
> first-timers? Or for successive attempts: how did you
> prepare? Thanks for any insight.
>
> Ruth Bowman, Student
> SJSU/SLIS
>
> --- Roy Webb <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > "Truth in whatever: I originally certified by taking
> > the exam and have
> > recertified twice by petition. "
> >
> > Me too; I can't remember the date but I know I have
> > to re-up again next
> > year, in 2007, which I will gladly do, again by
> > petition.  I originally
> > did it because all the cool kids were getting
> > certified, and I wanted to
> > go along.  (Yes, I'd jump off a cliff if my friends
> > were doing it.)
> > Seriously, at the time it seemed a good move and
> > I've never once
> > regretted it, not even when I sign that $50 check
> > once a year.  Not to
> > start any flame wars but I think it demonstrates to
> > those not in the
> > archival field--and that's important to say, "to
> > those not in the
> > archival field," I'm not going to look down on
> > anyone in the field who
> > walks the walk, certified or degreed or sanctified
> > or not--that you're
> > serious about the profession, that you've tried to
> > make an effort to
> > advance.  One quibble I had the first time I
> > re-upped, I put down that
> > I'd designed and created a whole new web site for
> > our archival photos,
> > which was quite the thang at the time, and was only
> > given a couple of
> > points on the petition; but for warming a chair at
> > an archival
> > conference I was given many more points.  I think
> > that's since been
> > corrected.  Even though I make a big deal out of it
> > to my librarian
> > (MLS) colleagues, it's mostly been useful to me to
> > snap back at snooty
> > faculty members who have the proverbial "alphabet
> > after their names" but
> > can't find certain parts of their anatomy with both
> > hands.  And the
> > petition process has been very useful to make me
> > step back from the
> > day-to-day and focus on just what I've accomplished
> > or tried to
> > accomplish in the past five years, sort of like an
> > annual report, only
> > for five years; a quint-annual report?
> >
> > Bottom line, I'd recommend it to anyone just coming
> > into the field.
> > Aside from the bucks, how does it hurt?
> >
> > Roy Webb, C.A.  (and proud of it!)
> > Multimedia Archivist
> > Special Collections
> > J. Willard Marriott Library
> > 295 South 1500 East
> > University of Utah
> > Salt Lake City, Utah  84112
> > office: (801) 585-3073
> > FAX: (801) 585-3976
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