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Practical tips for developing your staff / Tracey Pratchett and Gil Young ; with Carol Brooks, Lisa Jeskins and Helen Monagle.
Pratchett, Tracey, author.
London : Facet Publishing, 2016.

xxii, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Practical tips for library and information professionals.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other Authors:
Young, Gil, author.


9781783300181 (paperback)

1783300183 (paperback)

9781783301812 (e-book)


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Book Z668.5.P912

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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 offer 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.

Author Notes

Tracey Pratchett has a flexible and innovative approach to developing both herself and others within her team. She has worked in the health sector for 9 years as a Clinical Librarian, and for the past year as the Knowledge and Library Services Manager at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. Prior to this Tracey worked in both further education and public libraries. Many of the tips in this book have been used by Tracey to develop her current role and to benefit her team. As the joint project lead for the MAP (Making Alignment a Priority) toolkit (, and a member of the Knowledge for Healthcare Metrics Working Group, Tracey enjoys sharing learning and developing staff through both informal and formal networks.