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Title: Certification of continuous professional development for librarians in Singapore.
Author: Choy, Fatt Cheong.
Copyright year: 2007
Abstract: Continuing training and professional development is of perennial concern in every profession. This paper outlines the proposal to implement a Professional Development Scheme (PDS) for the Library Association of Singapore. The scheme aims to recognize the effort and achievements of librarians in their professional training and development effort by awarding the status of “Practicing Professional (PP)” to those who attain a prescribed level of training and professional development activities. The paper discusses the philosophy and practical considerations behind its design, elaborate on the key components, address some issues raised by members of the community, outline the benefits to and impact on the professional community and finally discuss the likely challenges in its implementation.
Subject: DRNTU::Library and information science::General::Careers and profession.
Type: Conference Paper
Conference name: Library Association of Singapore Conference 2007 (29-30 Jan 2007 : Singapore)
Department: Library
Rights: Copyright © 2007 LAS This paper was published in LAS Conference 2007 and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Library Association of Singapore. LAS official URL: [http://www.las.org.sg]. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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