Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development

Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development

Volume Three

eBook - 2009
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This Handbook of Library Training Practice and Development addresses new aspects of service provision both in the UK and abroad, and provides an up-to-date review of the current developments which are becoming increasingly important to librarians through the influence of the electronic age and the widening of areas of professional involvement. It will be invaluable to those responsible for the development of staff as well as providing a crucial insight for anyone new to this career path or looking to develop their knowledge within it.

Taylor
& Francis Publishing

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.

Book News
Nineteen library, information management, and training and development educators, researchers, and practitioners from the UK, U.S., and Australia contribute 16 chapters examining training programs currently taking place in the library and information sector in the UK, U.S., and Australia, and providing those responsible for the development of staff members and line managers with a sampling of best practices. Topics addressed include teaching and training users; resource management; services to users, and how to develop in the area of customer service and inclusion; management of staff and services; professional development; and international developments. The majority of the chapters follow the same format: definitions; the importance and need for the training; suggested training programs; methods of training and means of implementation, with examples; monitoring and evaluation of training; and bibliographies and resource guides. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009
ISBN: 9780754694878
0754694879
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 414 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Brine, Alan 1967-

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