Personal Development in the Information and Library Professions

Personal Development in the Information and Library Professions

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This guide looks at personal development from the perspective of the individual as well as the organization they work for. The purpose of the book is to define personal development in the context of the information and library profession. It discusses what personal development can contribute to the respective performances of the individual, the information service and the employing organization, and ways in which this can be carried out. The growing range of qualities and skills required by information workers in today's constantly changing working environment are discussed, along with the role of the formal and informal continuing of education and training.The interview exists as a mechanism through which formal structured communication concerning a particular problem or requirement ... recruitment of a new employee to the identification of an individuala#39;s information needs, as in the library reference or enquiry interview. ... exhibition of a self-important manner are forms of negative behaviour, Chapter 4 The interview as a focus for personal development.

Title:Personal Development in the Information and Library Professions
Author:Sylvia Webb, Diana Grimwood-Jones
Publisher:Taylor & Francis - 2004-08-02


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