1st Edition

An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries

Edited By

Elizabeth Connor

ISBN 9780789038456
Published February 23, 2009 by Routledge
248 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

An indispensable resource for librarians of all roles, the case studies in An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries demonstrate the necessity and value of integrating the library's mission statement and strategic plan with bold approaches to staff orientation, training, mentoring, and development.

Table of Contents

Preface  Elizabeth Connor  1. Welcome! Creating an Effective New Employee Orientation Program at Kansas State Libraries Donna F. Ekart, Jennifer Heikkila Furrey and Ellen R. Urton  2. Improve Your Circulation: Does Your Library Have a Family History of Poor Service? Staff Development at Sacred Heart University  Shawn R. Fields 3. Library Techno Day at College of St. Catherine Libraries  James M. Newsome and Carol P. Johnson  4. Formalizing Staff Development from Inception to Implementation at University of Central Florida Libraries Cynthia M. Kisby and Suzanne E. Holler 5. Supporting a Culture of Library Research at the University of Washington at Seattle  Philip M. Edwards ,Elaine Z. Jennerich and Jennifer L. Ward 6. Developing Library Professionals in a Multi-disciplinary Support Environment at the University of Cumbria  Margaret Weaver, Paul Holland and Lisa Toner 7. Using Grant Funds to Bring Continuing Education Workshops to Central Pennsylvania Susan Hamburger 8. Integrating Electronic Notebooks in Daily Work at Wayne State University John H. Heinrichs and Bin Li 9. Mission Possible: A Retreat to Prepare Librarians to Infiltrate Upper-level Curricula at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Diane VanderPol, Priscilla Finley, Sidney Lowe and Susie Skarl 10. How to Survive Your First Term as Team Leader: A One Day Boot Camp at the Purdue University Libraries Michael Fosmire, Jane Kinkus, Rebecca Richardson and Lisa Rile 11. Using Data Analysis Techniques to Focus Academic Librarian Training at Wayne State University John H. Heinrichs, Kee-Sook Lim, Jeen-Su Lim and Sandra G. Yee 12. You Came for the Snacks, But What Have You Learned? Evaluation of a Staff Learning Program at the University of Maryland Libraries Maggie Z. Saponaro, M. Sue Baughman and Jennifer Kinniff 13. Course Management Systems for Staff Development at Pennsylvania State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies Dolores Fidishun, Julie Meyer, Mary Murray and Carol Riley Exercises  Elizabeth Connor About the Editor Contributors  Index

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Elizabeth Connor is Associate Professor of Library Science and Science Liaison at the Daniel Library of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), serves as the book review editor of Medical Reference Services Quarterly, and coedits the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. Recent publications include An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries; An Introduction to References Services in Academic Libraries; Evidence-Based Librarianship: Case Studies and Active Learning Exercises; A Guide to Developing End User Education Programs in Medical Libraries; and Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations.