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Staffing the Hybrid Library : Innovative Strategies in the Field of Staff Development

By Lison, Barbara

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Title: Staffing the Hybrid Library : Innovative Strategies in the Field of Staff Development  
Author: Lison, Barbara
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Language: English
Subject: Library science, Professional report., Libraries
Collections: Public Libraries International Network Collection
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Publisher: Public Libraries International Network

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Introduction: ATTITUDE, APPROACH AND ATTRACTION. This report examines strategies for recruiting the kind of staff libraries need for developing and for developing an innovative and open-minded attitude in existing staff. Attitude, approach and attraction are keywords that characterize this scene and will have a determining influence on the future of the profession.

Table of Contents
Table of contents Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2. Looking at Best Practice: Brisbane City Council Library Services ? BCCLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.1 A strong Vision, Shared by the Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.2 Tools that make things happen quickly and visibly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.2.1 Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.2.2 Technology, Processes, Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.3 Human Resources Philosophy and Ability to communicate . . . . . . . . . 17 2.3.1 Commitment from Management and Good Organization . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.3.2 Believing in People?s Desire to Learn: The ¯Streams® Program . . . . . . 19 2.3.3 Evaluating and Recognizing Staff Improvement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 2.3.4 The ¯Library Services People & Learning Plan for 2002?2005® . . . . . 21 2.3.5 Mix of Professions From Different Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 3. Reflections in Other Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 3.1 The Seattle Public Library, USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 3.2 National Library Board of Singapore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 3.3 The University of Queensland Cybrary, Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 3.4 Stockholm Public Library, Sweden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 3.5 Germany: Examples of Staff Development Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 3.5.1 Examples of Activities in Continuing Professional Development of Other Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 3.5.2 Individual Initiatives of Some Public Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 4. Open for Partnership and Contacts to Improve Thinking: The Possible Role of a Library Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 4.1 Best Practice: The ALIA-Strategy ? Individual and General Efforts to Gain and Train the Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 4.1.1 Background and Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 4.1.2 Activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 4.1.2.1 LISEKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 4.1.2.2 New Generation Task Force ? New Generation Policy and Advisory Group 38

 

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