Facet Publishing have announced the release of Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff
Part of the Practical Tips for Library and Information Professionals series, this new book offers a compendium of innovative tips and tried-and-tested best practice to enable library and knowledge workers to take control of professional development regardless of the budget and time available to them.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is a key component of a successful and satisfying career and this book, written by Tracey Pratchett and Gil Young with Carol Brooks, Lisa Jeskins and Helen Monagle, offers a wide range of ideas and methods for all library and information professionals to manage the development of those who work for and with them. The flexible tips and handy implementation advice cover everything from appraisals and goal setting to using social media and networking.
The authors explain that the book “has been designed to be dipped into as and when required. Each tip or activity comes with an overview and detail, guidance on timing and some issues to think about when trying out the techniques. The important ‘more’ sections provide the reader with further suggestions and ideas to extend each tip.”
Tracey Pratchett has worked in the health sector for 9 years and many of the tips in this book have been used by her to develop her role and to benefit her team.
Gil Young is the NHS LKS Workforce Development Manager for the Health Care Libraries Unit North. She is a CILIP Fellow and associate member of the CIPD.
Carol Brooks has over 30 years’ experience in training and development and is the founder of Chrysalis Development.
Lisa Jeskins is a freelance training consultant who loves creating and delivering interactive, memorable learning experiences.
Helen Monagle is a Serials Librarian at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is one of the co-founders of NLPN.
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