Practical Tips for Library and Information Professionals

Series editor: Helen Blanchett, JISC

This series provides a set of practical guides for the busy professional in need of inspiration. Sourced from experienced library and information practitioners, grounded in theory, yet not overwhelmed by it, the information in these guides will tell you what you need to know to make a quick impact in a range of topical areas of professional interest.

Each book takes a tips-based approach to introduce best-practice ideas and encourage adaptation and innovation. The following unique format is employed for every tip:

  • Overview of activity/tip – a clear outline of the tip or activity proposed

  • Best for – the context where this tip is best applied

  • More – examples of how the tip or activity can be adapted, both to provide alternatives and spark inspiration

  • Watch out – practical advice on pitfalls that can happen when using the approach outlined

  • References – identifying the research that underpins the practice.


Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff   Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff
Tracey Pratchett and Gil Young with CAROL BROOKS, LISA JESKINS & HELEN MONAGLE

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 . . .

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Practical Tips for Facilitating Research   Practical Tips for Facilitating Research
Moira J Bent

This practical guide offers innovative tips and reliable best practice to enable new and experienced library and information professionals to evaluate their current provision and develop their service . . .

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