NOW – NEW – NEXT: Seizing the opportunities to redefine and reimagine professional development through online learning.


  • Learner: Matilde Fontanin, PhD student, Trieste, Italy; former CPDWL SC member and now Consultant to the section
  • Employer: Dr Alan Brine, Deputy Director, Library & Learning Services,  De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; Chair of CILIP Professional Recognition Panel; new CPDWL SC member
  • Professional association: A/Prof Naoki Matsumoto, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Keio University, Japan; Member of the Committee of Accreditation of Senior Librarians, Japan Library Association
  • LIS educator: Prof Sandy Hirsh, Associate Dean for Academics, College of Professional and Global Education, San Jose State University, USA; President of ALISE, current CPDWL SC member
  • LIS training provider: Tony Zanders, Skilltype, USA; invited speaker to CPDWL SC in 2020.