Contrasting Professional Development and Continuing Education Opportunities for Library Professionals: Offerings Both within and Outside the Profession

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
A. Kathy Bradshaw, Human Resources Librarian (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: By design or not, most librarians restrict their professional organization involvement to professional librarian organizations. Limiting professional involvement to only library related organizations will not provide the depth of professional knowledge that today’s librarian needs to have in order to keep up with the requirements of the profession. Library budgets and funding have been slashed due to economic downturns, and patrons are turning to libraries for assistance with a variety of concerns that libraries did not have to address in previous times. Reaching beyond the scope of the profession, librarians can broaden their knowledge base and use that broader knowledge base to benefit their patrons and communities.

Additional Information

Publication
Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Informational Professionals: Planning for the Future (144-162). Hershey, PA: IGI Global
Language: English
Date: 2013
Keywords
Libraries, Librarianship, Continuing education, Professional development, Professional organizations

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