"The library supports the development of everybody in the team. This isn't limited to current roles, development for future roles is supported as well. Development is chiefly the responsibility of the individual, they know best how they want to develop and who discuss with their manager, who is there to support, advise and guide, how development will support the library's goals and their own aims. Development should be discussed in PDRs and 1-2-1s and isn't just about going on courses and conferences
There's an HR rule of thumb which says that 70% of development should come from work related tasks such as new projects or areas, 20% from relationships with people such as getting feedback or mentoring and 10% from courses and training. The library supports all three forms and will make sure that there are opportunities within the library for people to develop through work as well as providing feedback, other personal support and training. "
James Anthony-Edwards, University Librarian. August 2019