This item is in: Chandos > Library management > Personal and staff developmentContinuing Professional Development: A guide for information professionals
Alan Brine, De Montfort University, UK
Chandos Information Professional Series
…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.
…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
- 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
- shows how to plot a path for a successful career
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.
Readership: Information profession and those looking to develop their skills for the future. Will also guide employers in aspects of good practice.ISBN 1 84334 081 X
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 081 2
192 pages 234 x 156mm paperback
£42.50 / US$70.00 / €50.00
Usually dispatched within 24 hoursISBN 1 84334 082 8
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 082 9
192 pages 234 x 156mm hardback
£62.50 / US$105.00 / €75.00
Usually dispatched within 24 hours
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.
- Planning for development
- The reflective practitioner
Skills, strengths and weaknesses
- SWOT analysis
- Training needs analysis
Using portfolios to record professional development
- What makes a portfolio?
- What to include?
- Annotating the evidence
- Structuring a portfolio
- Indexing the portfolio
- The key skills for information professionals portfolio
Programmes for development
Support for the developing information professional
- Financial implications
Continuing career development
- Skills assessment
- Career planning
- Career advice and direction