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ERIC Number: EJ863780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
Pursuing CPD in the Caribbean: Individual Quest versus Organizational Goal
Gosine-Boodoo, Meerabai; Mc Nish, Mark
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v41 n4 p203-211 2009
This study explores Caribbean librarians' perceptions on continuing professional development (CPD) as it relates to employer support, personal interest and motivation. CPD literature was reviewed and a questionnaire designed. Hypotheses were tested based upon the following questions: do clearly defined CPD policies motivate librarians to pursue CPD activities?; are librarians motivated to pursue CPD where their organizations have formal programmes?; and are librarians who pursue CPD motivated primarily by the possibility of professional advancement? Data were obtained from 100 librarians mainly from academic, public and special libraries. Respondents showed a clear personal interest in CPD and were motivated to participate regardless of organizational support. A direct relationship was observed between CPD motivation and professional advancement. Personal and professional ambition appeared to be the main driver of respondents' interest in CPD participation. (Contains 10 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A