Under the new University Librarian’s leadership, we have revisited our mission and strategic goals. One of those reaffirmed is to equip staff with appropriate expertise and skills to deliver services, encourage staff development, and promote team effectiveness. Continuous training and development of staff is vital to the provision of quality library services to meet the changing needs of our users.
As part of efforts to achieve this goal, the Library invited Dr Sam Chu, Associate Professor, Program Director of MSc [Library & Info Management], and Deputy Director of the Centre for Information Technology in Education of HKU, to conduct four seminars for Library staff on 11 December 2012.
The morning sessions centered on using social media tools and social networking sites to interact with users. Over 70 Library staff packed the two E-learning Classrooms to learn how to use various kinds of tools and sites to connect with users.
Afternoon sessions were on outcome-based learning and research students’ development in information search expertise. Colleagues from LANG, MATH, and ISOM also joined to learn more on these two timely topics.
The seminars were a great success. Library staff were glad to have the opportunity to learn from an academic who was also a librarian.
Recordings of the seminars are now available on the UST Video Channel for University staff access.