Continuing Professional Development - Preparing New Roles in Libraries: A Voyage of Discovery

  • Volume 116
  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Vol. 116
  • Editor: Paul Genoni
  • Published By:
  • ISBN-10: 3598440162
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440168
  • DDC: 020.7155
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 307 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released April 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Librarians and information workers the world over are faced with the constant challenge of remaining abreast of developments in their field. Rapid changes in technology and workplace roles threaten to make their skills obsolete unless they undertake constant professional development. This international collection presents a comprehensive overview of current continuing professional development theory and practice for those who manage and work in library and information services. Papers by academics and practitioners describe numerous innovative responses to emerging continuing education and training needs, including workplace learning; individual learning and learning organisations.



  • Paul Genoni

Table of Contents

Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Conference Opening Address.
2: Continuing Professional Education to Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning: The Journey and Beyond.
3: Developing Models of Professional Competence to Enhance Employability in the Network World.
4: Different Approaches – Common Conclusions: The Skills Debate of the 21st Century.
5: Developing for the New Academic Library Function: Knowledge and Skills Requirements Among Library Personnel and Teaching Faculty.
6: The Changing Roles of Librarians and Information Professionals: Recommendations for Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning in Academic Libraries.
7: Educational Technology: Harnessing New Tools to Support Information Literacy.
8: The Bespoke Approach to Developing and Delivering Online Staff Development.
9: Becoming a Marketing Specalist in an Academic Library.
10: Preparing Academic Librarians for a Changing Role: A Case of a Canadian Information Literacy Programme.
11: Meeting the CPD Needs of the E-Librarian.
12: An Online Course for Research Library Assistants: Design, Implementation Issues, and Outcomes.
13: Effective Work Based Learning Across Professions and the Impact on the Roles of Library and Information Services: A Case Study of U.K. Probation Workers.
14: Understanding Librarians' Motivation to Participate in Professional Development Activities.
15: How Do They Know What They Don't Know? Creating a Digital Preservation Training Program.
16: Mulitfaceted CPD: Developing a Program to Meet the Diverse Needs of LIS Professionals.
17: Developments in Post-Masters Education for Public Library Administration in North America: With Particular Reference to the Public Library Administrators' Certificate Program at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science.
18: Competency Based Training: A Special Library Association (SLA) Strategic Professional Development Tool for the 21st Century.
19: Multi-Professional Working and Learning?: Teams or Territorialism in the E-Learning Age.
20: The Impact of National Board Certification for School Library Media Specialists.
21: Evaluating Effectiveness of CPD and Measuring Returns on Investments: A Case Study of UGC Refresher Courses (India).
22: Understanding the Big Picture: What Is Needed from a Professional Development Programme to Support Health Service Librarians in England?.
23: Leadership Training for All: Providing Opportunities for Degreed and Non-Degreed Librarians in a Regional Institute.
24: Where to from Here? Continuing Professional Development in New Zealand.
25: International Partnership, National Impact: The South African Library Leadership Project.
26: Recognition and Quality Assurance in LIS: New Approaches for Lifelong Learning in Europe.
27: Service Excellence: A Campaign to Build Capacity to Match Service Demands in a Large South African University Library.
28: Regional Academic Library and Information Training Consortia in the United Kingdom and Ireland: A Model for Success.