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Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals

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As more associations struggle with limited professional development funding, the opportunities for library and information experts to advance their skills are being examined in a more effective and cost-efficient manner. Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future examines the future of library professional development by investigating the aspects that make these development events worthwhile. This book is essential for library association personnel, educational institutions, and management personnel in large library systems to aid in determining future trends in professional development opportunities for their staff.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: What Do Library Workers Want From Professional Conferences?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX
  9. Chapter 2: International Library Conferences
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. LITERATURE REVIEW
    5. GETTING INVOLVED WITH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
    6. SURVEY ON THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
    8. SELECTING A CONFERENCE
    9. TRAVEL TIPS
    10. FUNDING OPTIONS
    11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    12. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 3: Moving Beyond the One-Shot for Professional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INTENSIVE INSTITUTES
    4. CURRENT OFFERINGS
    5. PARTICIPANT REACTIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 4: Growing Library Leaders for the Future
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: THE CALLI MODEL
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. APPENDIX
  12. Chapter 5: Providing Professional Development Opportunities to Staff in Tough Economic Times
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ADMINISTRATORS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    4. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 6: Benefits of Internal Professional Development for Academic Librarians
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BENEFITS AND ROLES OF INTERNAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 7: Free or Externally Funded Professional Development for Frugal Librarians
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FREE AND EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 8: Open Access Web Resources for Library Continuing Education and Training
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OPEN ACCESS ONLINE EDUCATION SOURCES: DESCRIPTION AND EVALUATION
    4. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 9: Professional Development Opportunities for Academic Subject Librarians
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 10: Contrasting Professional Development and Continuing Education Opportunities for Library Professionals
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED BY MAJOR PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS
    5. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OUTSIDE OF LIBRARIANSHIP
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 11: Professional Development Needs and Resources for Government Document Librarians
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. NEEDS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 12: A Perfect Match
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PROPOSING AND APPROACHING COLLABORATION
    5. DEFINING OBJECTIVES
    6. DIRECT INSTRUCTION
    7. INDIRECT INSTRUCTION
    8. ASSESSMENT
    9. BENEFITS, CHALLENGES, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. CONCLUSION
  20. Chapter 13: Leveling the Professional Development Playing Field
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 14: Professional Development Opportunities Provided by Consortia
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. THE INLAND NORTHWEST COUNCIL OF LIBRARIES (INCOL): A CONSORTIUM SERVING A REGION
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 15: Shifting to a Needs-Based Continuing Education Model
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SCKLS BLaST
    5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    6. RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  23. Chapter 16: Assessing a Statewide Professional Development Effort
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. MEETING THE ORGANIZATIONAL NEED
    4. IMPORTANCE OF STATE CONFERENCES
    5. ASSESSMENT OF CONFERENCE PREFERENCES
    6. POST CONFERENCE ASSESSMENT
    7. IMPORTANCE OF ASSESSMENT OF THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
    8. THE FORMAL ASSESSMENT
    9. CREATING THE PROGRAM
    10. ASSESSMENT POST LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
    11. FUTURE TRENDS AND EXPECTATIONS
    12. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    13. APPENDIX: SUMMARY OF PRE-CONFERENCE ASSESSMENT FOR 59 BIENNIAL
  24. Chapter 17: Library Associations, Conferences, and Professional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. APPENDIX
  25. Compilation of References
  26. About the Contributors
  27. Related References