Combining research with training: results of research on the Internet training needs of community library staff using a one-day course.

Margaret Kendall


This article reports on a research project on the
lnternet training needs of public library staff in the
Greater Manchester region. The methods used were
built around six repeat sessions of a one-day course.
The course was a positive experience for participants
and provided quantitative and qualitative data. The
findings show that the research methods were highly
effective, and that an interest in the facilities of the'
lnternet quickly develops if staff are guided to material
directly relevant to their work. With the forth-coming
investment in ICT training, the methods could be
replicated to assess their impact.


Internet training needs; Greater Manchester; course; staff training needs; ICT training

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