A Comprehensive Library Staff Training Programme in the Information Age - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843341185, 9781780631066

A Comprehensive Library Staff Training Programme in the Information Age

1st Edition

Authors: Aileen Wood
Paperback ISBN: 9781843341185
eBook ISBN: 9781780631066
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 28th February 2007
Page Count: 376
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Table of Contents

LIS competencies and skills; Training needs analysis; Performance appraisal; Curriculum vitae and interviewing tips; Learning styles; Developing courses; Selected course examples; Informal non-conventional training techniques; Facilitation; Academic, professional and vocational learning; Conclusion.


This book discusses the issues surrounding the implementation and ‘selling’ of a comprehensive library staff training programme. Importantly, it contains many tried and tested techniques used by the author; it also includes standard documentation that readers can use in their own organisation for training purposes.

Key Features

  • Covers the different types of training and the pros and cons of each
  • Discusses the administrative role as a change agent
  • Shows how to develop programme objectives and measureable outcomes


Library staff and information professionals who are responsible for the development and implementation of staff training programs


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The book is well researched and draws on the author's wide experience., Karen Gray, Lawrence Graham LLP

About the Authors

Aileen Wood Author

Dr Aileen Wood has a professional background in Training and Development, Records Management, Information Science and Special Librarianship. She is self-employed but continues to work with the information profession running training workshop and supporting staff completing professional qualifications. For her PhD she researched the need for a national Health Information Policy. Aileen has written or co-authored a number of publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant, UK