Continuing Professional Development

1st Edition

A Guide for Information Professionals

Print ISBN: 9781843340812
eBook ISBN: 9781780630724
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th November 2004
Page Count: 192
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This book helps information professionals in their continuing professional development (CPD). The book shows them how to examine their own skills and plan their development over a period of time. It also helps them to focus on their career path and begin the acquisition of skills necessary for the route they wish to follow in information work. The book is set against the background of CPD being an essential part of the modern information professional’s career planning. Employers are certain to be able to choose between a number of qualified personnel for every available post. Those individuals that have a proven track record of skills development in both their personal and professional skills are more employable.

Key Features

  • Focuses on analysing skills and planning skills acquisition
  • Helps the development of a portfolio for recording skills
  • Shows how to create or find programmes for development


Information professionals

Table of Contents

Introduction; Skills, strengths and weaknesses; Using portfolios to record professional development; Programmes for development; Support for the developing information professional; Continuing career development; Summary.


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…a very practical guide to professional development activities, with emphasis upon self development. …practical throughout, with many tables and diagrams. …this text is a good book to read., LTSN-ICS
…a very useful reference for the candidate putting their Chartership application together, but, will also aid and inspire more experience librarians., Scottish Health Information Network