Developing Academic Library Staff for Future Success

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In a climate of rapid change - growth in student numbers, new e-learning methods, the need to manage resources on a value-for-money basis, and the move towards the digital library - staff development is a key area of concern for university and college library managers. Success in the development of all staff, as part of a coherent approach to human resource management, is critical in delivering the strategic and operational objectives of any forward-looking library service. strategic management of academic libraries. It highlights how roles are changing and evaluates the implications of this for skill needs and development routes. The contributors are practising managers in education institutions, and their contributions are illustrated by drawing on their own experience, using material from case studies and relevant international initiatives. This book is essential reading for all current and future academic library managers as well as institutional managers and staff developers.

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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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