Developing library professionals in a multi-disciplinary support environment at the University of Cumbria

Weaver, Margaret, Holland, Paul and Toner, Lisa (2009) Developing library professionals in a multi-disciplinary support environment at the University of Cumbria. In: Conner, Elizabeth, (ed.) An introduction to staff development in academic libraries. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 90-113. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

Academic library services are diversifying to meet the needs of a new generation of learners, who expect a "one-stop" approach to service delivery and excellent customer service. Notably this is achieved by structural changes, resulting in a convergence of service elements, consisting of library, Information Technology (IT), and associated services (often media, elements of learning support, and, latterly, learning technology). In common with the US and Australia, the United Kingdom (UK) has adopted convergence on a large scale to meet these imperatives. This places new demands on staff in support roles. St. Martin's College (now known as the University of Cumbria) Learning and Information Services (LIS) is an example of how a newly created, "converged" academic library in the UK approached the training of its people following a restructure. A training needs analysis was conducted to assess the learning requirements of staff from variant professional backgrounds.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780789038456
Departments: Information Services
Additional Information: Chapter 6 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 15:36
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 16:41
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2844

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