Librarians must now work at a different level from that required 20 years ago, but the training available is not always appropriate or accessible to all. The authors of this volume have responded to this significant and continuing change within the profession by offering a much-needed guide to best practice for staff training and development in library and information work. This handbook addresses new aspects of service provision both in the UK and abroad, and provides an up-to-date review of the current developments that are becoming increasingly important to librarians through the influence of the electronic age and the widening of areas of professional involvement.
The Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development will be invaluable to those responsible for the development of staff and line managers as well as providing a crucial insight into the information profession for anyone new to this career path or looking to develop their knowledge within it.
Contents: Foreword; Introduction Alan Brine; Section I Teaching and Training Users: Teaching and training users of university libraries via learning technologies, Helen Booth and Margaret Kendall; Training for pedagogical development, Jo Webb and Chris Powis; Facilitating information literacy education (FILE), Susie Andretta. Section II Resource Management: Preservation training, Graham Matthews; Management of electronic resources, Frances Boyle. Section III Services to Users: Inclusion training to tackle social exclusion, John Vincent; Customer service training, Beryl Morris. Section IV Management: Supporting 1st line managers, Barbara Allan; Training and continual professional development (recruitment, selection and interviewing, and induction), Carol Brooks; Strategic development, Sheila Corrall; Mentoring, Jane Walton. Section V Professional Development: National and vocational qualifications, Kath Owen; Communities of practice, Barbara Allan; Evidence-based practice, Andrew Booth. Section IV International Developments: The Australian training scene, Ross Harvey and Richard Sayers; Library training practice and development in the United States, Terry L. Weech; Index.
About the Editor: Dr Alan Brine is Head of Technical Services at De Montfort University, UK. He is also an active member of the Personnel, Training and Education Group of CILIP
Reviews: 'Rarely have so many leading experts in the training of library staff been brought together to advise the sector on how to achieve outstanding results through both internal and external training programmes. This volume is essential reading for any library manager with a staff training responsibility.'
Peter Brophy, formerly Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
'For an industry conscious of the impact of technological development and emerging competitors in information management and provision, this third volume of the Handbook is a good, broad resource of best practice for skill development to meet the challenges of the modern library...some excellent chapters, notably on mentoring, and some very good suggestions for learning activities...training managers will benefit most from the book’s content.'
Australian Academic & Research Libraries
‘a solid contribution to the field of library training practice and development…’
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