16 August 2016
From the Annual Conference
New IFLA Standard now available
IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices
Just endorsed by the Professional Committee, the IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices are now available on the IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) website.
The guidelines are intended to alert the LIS profession to the importance of investing in the development and maintenance of the expertise of staff. It aims to advise individuals, associations, and institutions in their efforts to assure ongoing learning for a profession that will be well qualified to provide excellent service to its publics.
The audience for these guidelines comprises library and information practitioners, as well as those who are responsible for delivering educational experiences and offering and/or encouraging continuing professional development and workplace learning. While this document focuses mainly on the library context, it applies also to information professionals working outside of traditional environments.
The current expanded review seeks not only to update the original, but also to reflect additional international literature.
Look for several new IFLA Standards in the coming year!