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Staff Development Officers Discussion Forum 1


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Staff Development Officers Discussion Forum I
Staff induction training programmes – getting the balance right

Tuesday 17th March 2009: 1.00pm – 4.15pm
Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies, Senate House Library

Speakers: David Clover (Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library) and Donald Lickley (KCL)

CPD25 is pleased to offer an afternoon discussion forum on staff induction programmes on Tuesday 17th March 2009. The event will begin with lunch and will be followed by two case studies which discuss the staff induction programmes in two very different academic libraries: a small research library and a large converged service. The two speakers will cover the variety of induction training given to library staff during their first three months.

The aim of the afternoon discussion forum is to explore the whole process of creating a staff induction programme which is appropriate both for the institution and the new member of staff. With budgets tight and increased pressure to maximise efficiency in all libraries, the forum will discuss how to get the training balance right. The objectives of the afternoon are to:

• Learn about the staff induction programmes in other libraries.
• Identify some of the key elements which should be included in induction programmes through discussion in breakout sessions, and to explore the ideal timing of these elements during the first three months of a new member of staff.
• To exchange ideas and experience on other important elements which could be included in staff induction programmes.

This afternoon seminar will benefit staff development officers and other staff who are involved with programming staff training.


1.00 – 2.00 Arrival, registration and buffet lunch

2.00 – 2.05 Welcome and introduction
(David Gee, Deputy Librarian, Institute of Advanced Legal
Studies, ULRLS)

2.05 – 2.25 Approaches to staff induction in a small research library
(David Clover, Information Resources Manager, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, ULRLS)

2.25 – 2.45 Approaches to staff induction in a large converged service
(Donald Lickley, HR Support Manager, Information Services & Systems, KCL)

2.45 – 3.00 Questions

3.00 – 3.15 Tea

3.15 – 4.00 Breakout discussion session

4.00 – 4.15 Feedback session

4.15 Close

The event will take place at the Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies, Senate House Library, Malet Street, London, London WC1E 7HU.

Directions can be found at:

The cost to attend the event is £30 for cpd25 members, and £45 for external delegates, including a buffet lunch and refreshments.

Please note that places on this course are limited. For booking please fill in our online booking form at:,com_philaform/Itemid,98/form_id,2/

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