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Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success: Present Practice and Future Challenges
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Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success: Present Practice and Future Challenges (Hardback)

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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.

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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