Topic Series: Best Practices in Information Skills Development

April - June 2015

Best Practices in Information Skills Development Information skills development is essential for those who work within information centres and for their users. This Topic Series covered:

  • Why "training" doesn't work and what your alternatives are
  • Examples of successful projects from the field
  • How to take key concepts and make them practical - what motivates your learners, which learning styles suit them and specifics such as how to turn subject expertise into practical skill development
  • Key tools and approaches, such as learning platforms and in-house vs outsourced training.

This Topic Series, which ran from April - June 2015 examined skills development from the perspective of information managers who need to train their centre staff and users in other departments. With case studies, product reviews, discussions and market overviews, this Topic Series is a valuable opportunity for learning and dialogue for information managers across a range of industries.

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About this Topic Series

Co-producers Val Skelton and Dr. Sarah J. Huibregtse bring together their considerable experience to manage this series.

Val Skelton is an editor, writer and conference director with over 20 years' experience in the information world.

Dr. Sarah J. Huibregtse is a consultant specialising in learning design. Sarah has experience with the design and development of learning experiences within K-12, college and business environments.

Val Skelton
Val Skelton
Series Producer

Dr. Sarah J. Huibregtse
Dr. Sarah J. Huibregtse
Series Producer


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