Keeping the information profession up to date: are compulsory schemes the answer?

J. Preston, Amanda Cossham

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Abstract

This paper explores issues in relation to the contribution and importance of mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) in re-energizing and motivating the information profession. Set within the context of developing our understanding of the concept of ‘professionalism’ for the contemporary information profession, the mandatory schemes offered by professional associations in the UK and New Zealand are compared and contrasted, and an assessment made of their pros and cons in this regard.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-38
Number of pages11
JournalIFLA Journal
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2011

Keywords

  • continuing professional developmen
  • professional registration
  • body of professional knowledge
  • Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
  • Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa

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