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Training Tech Services’ Student Employees Well: Evidence-based Training Techniques in Conjunction with Coaching and Mentoring Strategies

Training Tech Services’ Student Employees Well: Evidence-based Training Techniques in Conjunction... Librarians in higher education who work in technical services must frequently rely on student employees to accomplish tasks previously assigned to professional staff. Hiring, training, managing, and mentoring student workers for the performance of high-level library functions can prove challenging. However, working side-by-side with student employees can be a positive experience when evidence-based training techniques and effective coaching and mentoring strategies are utilized. This article focuses on training techniques integrated with ongoing coaching and mentoring strategies to promote a positive work environment and motivated, successful student employees. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cataloging & Classification Quarterly Taylor & Francis

Training Tech Services’ Student Employees Well: Evidence-based Training Techniques in Conjunction with Coaching and Mentoring Strategies

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Published with license by Taylor & Francis
ISSN
1544-4554
eISSN
0163-9374
DOI
10.1080/01639374.2014.903548
Publisher site
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Abstract

Librarians in higher education who work in technical services must frequently rely on student employees to accomplish tasks previously assigned to professional staff. Hiring, training, managing, and mentoring student workers for the performance of high-level library functions can prove challenging. However, working side-by-side with student employees can be a positive experience when evidence-based training techniques and effective coaching and mentoring strategies are utilized. This article focuses on training techniques integrated with ongoing coaching and mentoring strategies to promote a positive work environment and motivated, successful student employees.

Journal

Cataloging & Classification QuarterlyTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 4, 2014

Keywords: technical services; student library assistants; job training; training methods; mentoring; college and university libraries

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