Monday, November 19, 2012

Survey of Library Employee Training Practices

Primary Research Group.  The Survey of Library Employee Training Practices.  Primary Research Group, November 2, 2012.   023.8 Surve   ISBN 1-57440-201-3

This 100+page report looks closely at how public, academic and special libraries train their employees. It gives detailed data on spending on training, and on how libraries prioritize spending on training. The report helps to answer questions such as: how many libraries and what type of libraries have specific training budgets and training directors? Do they conduct internal courses? Send employees to external courses? Use library science schools? Do they reimburse employees for library science courses taken at universities? How much do they spend on internal courses, external courses or library science schools? Who oversees training? Which areas receive the most training support? Technical services? Information technology? Digitization? Circulation? Management? To what extent does the library use training services such as LibraryU, Merlot or Webjunction?