ERIC Number: EJ1043031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Professional Development Needs of Science and Technology Librarians: Results of the 2012 SLA/PAM Professional Development Committee Survey
Tchangalova, Nedelina; Lam, Margaret N.
Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, n73 Sum 2013
This article reports and analyzes the survey results on the continuing education needs of librarians with current job responsibilities in the science, technology, and engineering subject fields. The intended purpose of the survey results is to assist conference coordinators in the development of a continuing education program at future Special Libraries Association (SLA) conferences. This survey is a follow-up on the early studies conducted by committee members of various library associations and provides a perspective on the continuing education needs for science and technology librarians in the 21st century. Upon analysis, the authors learned that online tutorials and webinars, as well as face-to-face workshops at conferences, are the best preferred approaches for professional development. In addition, the analysis of the survey responses provided topics of interest for the continuing education opportunities.
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Needs, Librarians, Science Education, Technology Education, Special Libraries, Library Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Followup Studies, Preferences, Delivery Systems, Teaching Methods, Intermode Differences, Needs Assessment, Action Research, Mail Surveys, Librarian Attitudes, Demography, Continuing Education, Learning Activities, Units of Study
Science and Technology Section, Association of College and Research Libraries. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Web site: http://www.istl.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A