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ERIC Number: EJ995457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9670
Keeping the Roses Watered: The Continuing Professional Development of Librarians in New Zealand
Cossham, Amanda; Fields, Alison
Australian Library Journal, v55 n3 p235-247 Aug 2006
Continuing professional development is a necessary aspect of keeping up to date in a rapidly changing profession. Librarians are no more immune to evolutions in technology and innovation, service provision and customer expectations than any other professional group. This paper explores the current New Zealand setting and context of CPD for librarians, and discusses the outcomes of a CPD Needs Assessment conducted in 2005 for this sector of the information society. Findings include the key topics, delivery methods, and other factors seen as important by librarians and their managers. Differences between types of libraries, and between librarians' and their managers' views, are noted. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand