Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries / Edition 1

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An academic library's single most valuable resource is its workforce. Without educated, well-trained, and motivated librarians and library staff, an academic library program is ill-prepared to meet the needs of its clientele or the challenges that face institutions of higher education. Presenting case studies from a wide range of academic libraries internationally, An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries is geared toward librarians involved in teaching, orienting, training, mentoring, and developing librarians and library staff at colleges and universities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789038449
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/23/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 0.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Connor is Associate Professor of Library Science and Science Liaison at the Daniel Library of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), serves as the book review editor of Medical Reference Services Quarterly, and coedits the Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries. Recent publications include An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries; An Introduction to References Services in Academic Libraries; Evidence-Based Librarianship: Case Studies and Active Learning Exercises; A Guide to Developing End User Education Programs in Medical Libraries; and Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations.

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Table of Contents

Figures vii

Tables viii

Contributors ix

Preface xiii

1 Welcome! Creating an Effective New Employee Orientation Program at Kansas State Libraries Donna F. Ekart Jennifer Heikkila Furrey Ellen R. Urton 1

2 Improve Your Circulation: Does Your Library Have a Family History of Poor Service? Staff Development at Small Town University Shawn R. Fields 22

3 Library Techno Day at College of St. Catherine Libraries James M. Newsome Carol P. Johnson 40

4 Formalizing Staff Development from Inception to Implementation at University of Central Florida Libraries Cynthia M. Kisby Suzanne E. Holler 54

5 Supporting a Culture of Library Research at the University of Washington at Seattle Phillip M. Edwards Elaine Z. Jennerich Jennifer L. Ward 77

6 Developing Library Professionals in a Multi-disciplinary Support Environment at the University of Cumbria Margaret Weaver Paul Holland Lisa Toner 90

7 Using Grant Funds to Bring Continuing Education Workshops to Central Pennsylvania Susan Hamburger 114

8 Integrating Electronic Notebooks in Daily Work at Wayne State University John H. Heinrichs Bin Li 134

9 Mission Possible: A Retreat to Prepare Librarians to Infiltrate Upper-level Curricula at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Diane Vanderpol Priscilla Finley Sidney Lowe Susie Skarl 154

10 How to Survive Your First Term as Team Leader: A One-day Boot Camp at the Purdue University Libraries Michael Fosmire Jane Kinkus Rebecca Richardson Lisa Rile 173

11 Using Data Analysis Techniques to Focus Academic Librarian Training at Wayne State University John H. Heinrichs Kee-Sook Lim Jeen-Su Lim Sandra G. Yee 187

12 You Came for the Snacks, But What Have You Learned? Evaluation ofa Staff Learning Program at the University of Maryland Libraries Maggie Z. Saponaro M. Sue Baughman Jennifer Kinniff 201

13 Course Management Systems for Staff Development at Pennsylvania State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies Dolores Fidishun Julie Meyer Mary Murray Carol Riley 220

Exercises Elizabeth Connor 230

Index 232

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