Leadership and Learning: Helping Libraries and Librarians Reach Their Potential

Leadership and Learning: Helping Libraries and Librarians Reach Their Potential

by Lyndon Pugh


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Despite the proliferation of cyber-this and digital-that, many people prefer to learn by face to face communication, and to acquire job-related skills and knowledge in their own workplace. Why? Perhaps because the abilities to talk, listen and explain clearly-in short, to communicate-are given equal shrift. Or because a fostering of these abilities is the responsibility of everyone in that workplace. Or even because, pragmatically speaking, such training can be done easily with a minimum of infrastructure and support. Whatever the reason, Lyndon Pugh's Practical Training Techniques speaks plainly and persuasively of the dynamic relationship between trainer and learner. It argues for the use of traditional training techniques based on classical ideas, describing a process that owes as much to Aristotle as to modern gurus such as Blanchard, Naisbitt and Tapscott. Traditional training, claims Pugh, is uniquely placed to meet the learning requirements of modern organizations, precisely because such organizations value on-site ongoing development over off-site "just in time" approaches. And while technology undoubtedly can improve the lot of trainers, as well as the efficiency of the learning process, belief in its efficacy as the primary channel for learning delivery is by no means universal. Practical Training Techniques takes the experts out of learning, and can be used by just about anyone who needs to train just about anyone else, to do... well, just about anything!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810841468
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/13/2001
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.68(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Lyndon Pugh (M. Phil., Leeds Metropolitan) is a freelance consultant and trainer, after 30 years as a library manager and professional librarian. He was Director of Learning Resources at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff and the Managing Editor of Ariadne, a parallel print and web journal.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part 1: Learning, Development, and the Organization Chapter 2 Chapter 1 The Organizational Background Chapter 3 Chapter 2 Creating a Learning Structure in Libraries Chapter 4 Chapter 3 Managing Learning in Libraries Part 5 Part 2: Self-Development Chapter 6 Chapter 4 How Librarians Learn Chapter 7 Chapter 5 Thoughts on Self-Development Chapter 8 Chapter 6 Self-Development at Work Part 9 Part 3: Some Key Techniques and Issues Chapter 10 Chapter 7 Coaching Chapter 11 Chapter 8 Mentoring Chapter 12 Chapter 9 Learning in Teams Chapter 13 Chapter 10 Motivation Chapter 14 Chapter 11 Epilogue: Some Issues for Learning Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 Index Chapter 17 About the Author

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