About the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section
Section since August 2002. Previously called: Continuing Professional Education Round Table - CPERT.
The CPDWL Section embraces all aspects of professional development and learning in the workplace in the period post-qualification to the end of a career.
New developments and trends in information and communication technology, higher expectations of users, requirements of employers and managers of libraries and information service organisations and competition from information professionals in the broader information industry emphasize the imperative for associations and institutions to be 'learning organisations' and develop their staff by providing opportunities for continuing professional development and training in the workplace; and for individuals to be responsible for their own career planning and development. Our membership engages institutions, organisations and individuals in a community of practice which supports practical and research-related activities within our area of subject expertise. The Section also brings together those who are interested in and responsible for the quality improvement of systems for delivering continuing professional development and workplace learning programs.
The Section's discussion list - CPDWL - on the IFLA website provides a forum for information professionals who are interested in issues to do with continuing professional development & workplace learning in the library and information professions. If you are interested in these topics please join the List and contribute to discussions and sharing of ideas.
To subscribe please go to the web interface
IFLA CPDWL Consultants
Mary L. Chute
New Jersey State Library
Mary Ellen K. Davis
Association of College & Research Libraries
Monica Mooney Ertel
Director, Global Information Services
Bain & Company
Jana Varlejs, PhD
School of Communication & Information
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
Last update: 26 October 2015