A Comprehensive Library Staff Training Programme in the Information Age

1st Edition

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

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.


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About the Author

Aileen Wood

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


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