Thursday, March 28, 2013

Staff Development: A Practical Guide, 4th ed.

Since its original publication more than two decades ago, Staff Development: A Practical Guide has remained a respected handbook for supporting one of the libraries’ most important assets: their human resources. Staff development and training are not only important but essential to ensure that libraries meet new challenges and fulfill their missions, especially in a constantly changing world where technological innovations directly impact information access for library staff and users alike. This new edition offers unique, state-of-the-art perspectives on such important topics as
·        Strategies for building and implementing a staff development program
·        Tracking changes through training, including the importance of setting goals and needs assessments
·        Refining how staff approaches customer service
·        Using instructional design for staff development
This is a volume that every librarian charged with staff development should have at the ready.