An Introduction To Staff Development In Academic Libraries by Elizabeth Connor

By Elizabeth Connor

An vital source for librarians of all roles, the case reviews in An creation to employees improvement in educational Libraries show the need and price of integrating the library's undertaking assertion and strategic plan with daring techniques to employees orientation, education, mentoring, and improvement.

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Students were given job descriptions, a specialized library policy to sign, and a security compliance statement, also to be signed, which drew their attention to the importance of patron privacy. Each form was reviewed with the SLAs at the beginning of their term of employment, and was later reinforced during the duration of their positions at the Library. C. 11 A great deal of time is spent at work, and while a place of employment is not supposed to be constantly entertaining, it can be made 32 Shawn R.

5. Office of Institutional Research, Small Town University. Fact Sheet – Small Town University – Fall 2006 (October 2006). 6. , and Chatterjee, Joydeep. ” Business Strategy Review 15 (Fall 2004): 41–44. 7. Nicholson, Nigel. ” Harvard Business Review 81 (January 2003): 57–65. 8. Walker, Alice G. ” T+D 61 (February 2007): 54–57. 9. Crawford, Dough. ” People Management 12 (May 18, 2006): 46–47. 10. Walters, Suzanne. Customer Service. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1994. 11. , Paul, Harry, and Christensen, John.

Newsome and Carol P. 7, 8 Generational Differences The second issue, generational differences, has been a feature of library literature for about ten years. The research on generational differences between the “boomers” and successor generations, and the demographic shifts that will affect libraries in the future provides interesting reading. 9 Rachel Singer Gordon regularly contributes to a column titled NextGen in Library Journal. 10 Gordon encourages libraries, in their own self-interest, to recognize the importance of this generation to their future.

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