About the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section

Section since August 2002. Previously called: Continuing Professional Education Round Table - CPERT.

The Section is currently led by Gillian Hallam and Sandy Hirsh as Co-Chairs, Catharina Isberg as Secretary, and Mary Laskowski as Information Coordinator.

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.

Staying in touch with CPDWL


The CPDWL Facebook page is a great way to stay connected. We welcome new members, so please don't hesitate to join our community!

Mailing list

The Section's mailing list - CPDWL - on the IFLA email platform provides a forum for Standing Committee members to discuss issues relating to continuing professional development & workplace learning in the library and information professions. Please note that this mailing list is restricted to members of the Standing Committee.

Standing Committee members: to subscribe, please go to the web interface

CPDWL Archive (2009)

IFLA CPDWL Consultants

Mary L. Chute
State Librarian
New Jersey State Library
United States
Email: mchute@njstatelib.org

Monica Mooney Ertel
Director, Global Information Services
Bain & Company
United States
Email: monicaertel@gmail.com

Matilde Fontanin
PhD student at University La Sapienza - Rome
Email: mfontanin@units.it

Ulrike Lang
Head of Education and Training Department
State and University Library, Hamburg
Email: lang@sub.uni-hamburg.de

Anne Lehto
Tritonia Academic Library
Email: anne.lehto@tritonia.fi

Mary-Jo Romaniuk
Vice-Provost (Libraries and Cultural Resources)
University of Calgary
Email: maryjo.romaniuk@ucalgary.ca

Jana Varlejs, PhD
Professor Emerita
School of Communication & Information
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey
United States

Email: varlejs@rutgers.edu

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning

Letzte Aktualisierung: 26 Januar 2019