Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success, 2nd edition

Feb 2004 | 176pp

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Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success, 2nd edition
Present practice and future challenges

Edited by Margaret Oldroyd

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."
- Ariadne

"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

Margaret Oldroyd BA MLib MCLIP is Staff and Quality Development Manager for the Department of Library Services at De Montfort University. She leads the first direct claim Information and Library Services NVQ Centre in a university library and is a qualified assessor and internal verifier. She is Chair of the CILIP Chartership Board and is actively involved in the current review of the criteria for entry to Chartered membership and Fellowship. Margaret is a member of the SCONUL Advisory Committee on Staffing for which she has led a group that has produced a strategy for the development of senior library managers, especially in relation to management and leadership skills. She edited the successful Staff Development in Academic Libraries (Library Association Publishing, 1996).

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