Sustainable and effective professional development for diverse libraries: Current status and best practice
MARTIN, Janet and JOHNSTON, Nicole and GUILMARTIN, Lore and WILLIAMS, Jacqulyn (2015) Sustainable and effective professional development for diverse libraries: Current status and best practice. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa in Session 92 - Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning with Public Libraries.
Sustainable and effective professional development for diverse libraries: Current status and best practiceIn our geographically and politically diverse world, professional development has been increasingly needed to avoid professional isolation, and to keep abreast of the fast moving world of information management in the 21st century. This paper will consider whether the current models of face-to-face workshops and conferences common in library professional development offerings however, are likely to be the most effective and sustainable models into the future. Conference participation costs to attend can be high, and time away from the workplace difficult. This must be balanced against the value of networking and informal information exchange, and the need in some cases to be removed from daily pressures to be able to undertake meaningful learning. Evaluation will be made of some alternative forms of online delivery of professional development in libraries, including the models of 23Things, MOOCs, and webinars, together with an analysis of the theories of andragogy and adult learning.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Conference details:||IFLA WLIC 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa
Session 92 - Learning across borders – a workshop - Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning with Public Libraries
|Divisions:||Division 4 Support of the Profession > Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Libraries, librarianship, professional development, online learning, andragogy|
|Date Deposited:||30 Sep 2015 13:47|
|Last Modified:||08 Apr 2016 09:13|
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