ERIC Number: ED167174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Staff Training for On-Line Processing Systems.
Micciche, Pauline F.
Library staff training methods and training manual construction should be part of the overall implementation plan for an online processing system. An effective training program to introduce staff to the new system and increase confidence in it would aid in efficient implementation. A manual consisting of a detailed outline of the training plan and copies of all materials to be used should be developed prior to training sessions. Goals should be clear in terms of a minimal level of achievement given appropriate conditions. Experience and job level of the staff being trained should determine the structure of the training program, and materials should be presented in a sequence meaningful to the staff; different presentation methods and appropriate teaching aids should be used to match the learning patterns of as many staff as possible. Training would be evaluated both after a settling-in period, by participants and instructor questionnaires and by trainee quizzes and tests, in terms of its success in meeting stated goals. Follow-up sessions would be used to help eliminate misunderstandings and reinforce previous training. (CWM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Mid-Year Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (Houston, Texas, May 21-24, 1978)