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.
'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…’ New Library World