1st Edition

Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff




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ISBN 9781783300181
Published November 30, 2016 by Facet Publishing
224 Pages

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Book Description

This book offers 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. Part of the Practical Tips for Library and Information Professionals series, this book 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.

You will find flexible tips and implementation advice on topics including:

enabling others to plan, reflect on and evaluate their personal development

appraisals and goal setting: linking personal objectives to organizational objectives

performance management

sourcing funding to attend and run events

planning formal development activities such as courses and conferences

accessing informal activities

using social media as a development tool

role of professional bodies and networks

mentoring, buddying and coaching

networking.

Readership: All library and information professionals who have responsibility for managing, mentoring and training staff and individuals wishing to manage their own CPD.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s introduction Introduction SECTION 1: THEORIES 1. Understanding how People Behave, Learn and Develop 2. KOLB Learning Cycle and Styles 3. Honey and Mumford – Learning Styles 4 . VAK Learning Styles 5. MBTI® – Myers Briggs® Type Indicator 6. Jigsaw Discovery Tool© 7. The DiSC® Model 8. Benziger Thinking Styles Assessment (BTSA) 9. SDI – Strength Deployment Inventory® 10. Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluation model SECTION 2: INFRASTRUCTURE 11. Why Develop Staff? 12. Workforce Planning 13. Job Descriptions 14. Person Specifications 15. Advertisements 16. Shortlisting 17. Interviews 18. Interviews – Presentations and Tests 19. Interviews – Feedback 20. Inductions 21. Managing Performance 22. Team Development Plans 23. Appraisals – Preparing 24. Appraisals – Conducting 25. Setting Objectives 26. One-to-ones 27. Feedback – General 28. Team Building 29. Team Meetings 30. Sharing Learning with the Team 31. Writing References 32. Exit Interviews 33. Effective Handover SECTION 3: ACTIVITIES AND TOOLS 34. Action Learning Sets 35. Apprentices, Graduate Trainees and Placements 36. Awards 37. Buddying 38. CILIP Qualifications 39. CILIP Qualifications – Re-validation 40. Coaching 41. Collaborative Working 42. Communities of Practice – Internal 43. Communities of Practice – External 44. Conferences – Attending 45. Conferences – Organizing 46. Conferences – Posters 47. Conferences – Presenting 48. Conferences – Sharing the Learning (using blogs, Twitter, articles, presentations to others etc.) 49. Conferences – Volunteering 50. Conferences – Workshops 51. Conferences – Writing Proposals for Papers 52. CVs 53. Exchange of Experience Events, TeachMeets and Unconferences 54. Formal Qualifications 55. Funding for CPD 56. Group Conversations 57. Job Rotation 58. Learning Logs and Journals 59. Meetings – Attending 60. Meetings – Chairing 61. Meetings – Note Taking 62. Mentoring – External 63. Mentoring – Peer 64. Minutes of Madness 65. MOOCS 66. Networks 67. Networks – Setting up 68. Networks – Running 69. Personal Development Plans 70. Presentations – General Tips 71. Professional Membership 72. Projects 73. Project Management Tools 74. Reflection – Facilitating 75. Reflective Practice 76. Reflective Writing 77. Research Activities 78. Secondments 79. Shadowing 80. Social Media 81. SWOT Analysis 82. Time Management 83. Time Management Tools 84. Training Courses – Attending 85. Training Courses – Commissioning 86. Training Courses – Planning, Delivering and Evaluating 87. Twitter 88. Twitter Chats 89. VLEs 90. Visits 91. Volunteering 92. Webinars 93. Writing Blog Posts 94. Writing Business Cases 95. Writing Case Studies 96. Writing Emails 97. Writing Journal Articles 98. Writing Newsletter Articles 99. Writing Procedures 100. Writing Project Plans 101. Writing Reports Index

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