Since its original publication more than two decades ago, Staff Development: A Practical Guide has remained a respected and practical handbook for supporting one of the most important assets libraries possess: their human resources. Staff development and training are not only important but essential to ensure that libraries meet new challenges and fulfill their missions, especially in a constantly changing world where technological innovations directly impact information access. This new edition offers unique, state-of-the-art perspectives on such important topics as Building a staff development program, and strategies for developing staff Tracking changes through training, including the importance of setting goals and needs assessments Refining the customer service attitude Using instructional design for staff development This is a volume that every librarian charged with staff development should have at the ready.
Andrea Stewart is the daughter of immigrants and was raised in a number of places across the United States. Her parents always emphasized science and education, so she spent her childhood immersed in Star Trek and library books. When her dreams of becoming a dragon slayer didn't pan out, she instead turned to writing books. In addition to writing, she can be found herding cats, looking at birds, and falling down research rabbit holes