Feb 2004 | 176pp
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In a climate of rapid change - growth in student numbers, new student-centred learning methods, the need to manage resources on a value-for-money basis, and the move towards the electronic library - human resource management has become a key area of concern to university and college managers. An effective academic library must have a staff development policy implemented by its manager, and its training function must be fully integrated with other departments in the organization.
This book is the first to address these issues in an academic library context, and the fully revised and second edition updates readers on developments in this rapidly changing field.
Readership: The insightful and perceptive approach of this assessment makes it particularly valuable to librarians with responsibility for managing change in higher and further education, as well as being a vital tool for all institutional managers and staff developers.
Introduction - Margaret Oldroyd
1. Human resources for higher education in the 21st century: a strategic overview of development needs - Sally Neocosmos
2. Rethinking professional competence for the networked environment - Sheila Corrall
3. Developing the academic library managers of the future - Patrick Noon
4. Converging on staff development - Biddy Fisher
5. Developing the academic librarian as learning facilitator - Chris Powis
6. Development routes for academic library support staff - Jo Webb
7. Lifelong learning at work: staff development for the flexible workforce - Sue White and Margaret Weaver
8. Delivering staff development using a virtual learning environment - Moira Bent
9. Collaborative staff development - Philippa Dolphin
10. Taking the strategic approach to staff development - Margaret Oldroyd
"Like its predecessor it will be an essential item on academic library managers' bookshelves, and deserves wider reading given the excellent record of academic libraries in staff development activity and thought."
"On the rear cover the publisher declares 'this book is essential reading for all current and future academic library managers as well as institutional managers and staff developers' - it certainly is."
- Education Libraries Journal