Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff (Paperback)
  • Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff (Paperback)

Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 17/11/2016
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This book offers innovative tips and tried-and-tested best practice to enable library and knowledge workers to take control of professional development regardless of the budget and time available to them.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a key component of a successful and satisfying career. Part of the Practical Tips for Library and Information Professionals series, this book offer a wide range of ideas and methods for all library and information professionals to manage the development of those who work for and with them.
You will find flexible tips and implementation advice on topics including: enabling others to plan, reflect on and evaluate their personal developmentappraisals and goal setting: linking personal objectives to organizational objectivesperformance managementsourcing funding to attend and run eventsplanning formal development activities such as courses and conferencesaccessing informal activitiesusing social media as a development toolrole of professional bodies and networksmentoring, buddying and coachingnetworking. Readership: All library and information professionals who have responsibility for managing, mentoring and training staff and individuals wishing to manage their own CPD.

Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 9781783300181
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 236 x 162 x 17 mm

Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff is a methodical guide written by information professionals, for information professionals and librarians. Chapters offer a wide array of activities and tools to help professionals in the field tap the full potential of their staff ... Highly recommended.
* Midwest Book Review *
I'd highly recommend this book both for first time or seasoned library managers. There is something in there that managers may not have thought of or tips and takeaways that managers could certainly benefit from. I'd equally recommend this book to solo librarians who are interested in career planning and may not have the means or resources to fund CPD. Every library manager should find a spot on their reference shelf for this book.
-- Aoife Lawton * Health Libraries Group Newsletter *
Sound advice that will appeal to new managers and mentors of information professionals.
* Library Journal *
This resource will be useful to librarians wishing to try something new in developing their own careers or their employees' skills and abilities. The book is likely to be most beneficial for middle managers and those who work in human resources or organizational development. This volume's organizational structure lends itself to use as a reference book or on an a-la-carte basis.
-- Hector Escobar * Reference & User Services Quarterly *
This volume may be helpful to librarians who are very new to the profession, or to potential LIS students who might want to know more about what it's like to work in a library and how library professionals can develop their skills before choosing the profession.
-- Mary Beth Lock * Technical Services Quarterly *

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