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|Title: ||Providing effective continuing professional development to United Kingdom academic librarians in the further education sector : outcomes from a national survey by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)|
|Authors: ||Ennis, Kathy|
|Issue Date: ||2003|
|Publisher: ||© IFLA|
|Citation: ||ENNIS, K. and WALTON, G., 2003. Providing effective continuing professional development to United Kingdom academic librarians in the further education sector : outcomes from a national survey by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). World Library and Information Congress : 69th IFLA General Conference and Council, 1-9 August, Berlin. Meeting 74, Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning, code no. 098-E|
|Abstract: ||With more than 5 million adults engaged in learning, the further education
sector is by far the largest education sector in the United Kingdom.
Changes to educational delivery; the development of a socially cohesive
society engaged in lifelong learning; the need to build a competent workforce
to promote economic growth; and the importance of the development of the
UK within the global knowledge economy have had a significant impact on the
way post-compulsory education is delivered in the UK. These changes have
had a significant effect on the political landscape of the further education
sector and the information needs of students. As a consequence there has
been an effect on the skills and competencies required of librarians working in
further education colleges.
As part of a recent CILIP (The Chartered Institute of Library and Information
Professionals) survey, UK Survey of Library and Learning Resource Provision in Further Education Colleges, Kathy Ennis (CILIP) and Dr Graham Walton
(Northumbria University) have investigated the issue of access to continuing
professional development for librarians working in the sector.
The paper will identify why continuing professional development is currently
crucial for further education librarians and also why specific barriers prevent
easy progress. It will use the data from the survey to produce a model that
informs how different staff development stakeholders (library associations,
library schools, internal deliverers etc) need to work collaboratively. There are
major challenges currently being faced by United Kingdom further education
librarians and effective staff development needs to be in place for them to
|Description: ||This is a conference paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Library)|
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