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The No-Nonsense Guide to Training in Libraries
Barbara Allan
Item Number: 978-1-85604-828-6
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $95.00
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224 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-828-6
Year Published: 2013

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In order to make an impact with their users, library staff must be well trained and up-to-date. Training is often delivered by library managers, development officers and trainers who may have limited budgets with access to few resources. This accessible guide uses case studies and examples of best practice from public, school, academic, special, and government libraries to help library and information workers deliver excellent training. Aimed at helping experienced trainers, as well as those who are still developing their skills, Allan's book offers guidance on the design and delivery of effective training courses, including:
  • The people side of training
  • Use of technologies to support training practices
  • Different approaches to learning and teaching
  • Planning and designing training
  • Delivering training: face-to-face and blended learning
  • Evaluation of training events and continuous improvement
  • Learning and development in the workplace

About the Author

Barbara Allan is Deputy Dean of Hull University Business School and Director of the Center for Innovations in Business and Management Education. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008 for her innovative work in e-learning and e-mentoring. She is interested in new approaches to supporting research students and led the development of the Graduate Virtual Research Environment. Author of several books, including Supporting Research Students, she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

”I will have this work within easy reach, particularly before I plan and design the next training workshop. The logical layout, format and design of the book are so user friendly, making this an invaluable ‘go to’ training resource."
— Australian Library Journal

”While many of the topics, such as learning theories and marketing strategies, may be of most interest to librarians new to the field of training, experienced trainers will appreciate having the many tools and techniques gathered in one place."
— Serials Review

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