Continuing Professional Development: A Guide for Information Professionals

Continuing Professional Development: A Guide for Information Professionals

by Alan Brine


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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.

  • 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843340812
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Series: Chandos Information Professional Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 0.41(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

About the Author

Alan Brine is Library Systems and IT Manager at De Montfort University. He was formerly Manager for the Learning and Teaching Support Network Centre for Information Science at Loughborough University.

Table of Contents

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

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