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Training 2000? Local and family history in libraries

Derryan Paul (Lecturer in the Department of Information and Library Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK)

Librarian Career Development

ISSN: 0968-0810

Article publication date: 1 December 1995


Local collections in public libraries are an essential resource for local and family historians. Suggests that librarians need relevant knowledge derived from a systematic training programme. Identifies the staff who need training, reviews existing provisions and suggests ways of structuring a training programme. Argues that local and family history should form a major component in career development to ensure that standards of service reflect the importance of local collections.



Paul, D. (1995), "Training 2000? Local and family history in libraries", Librarian Career Development, Vol. 3 No. 4, pp. 4-9.




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