Professional Development

· Training notes, conference reports (ex-LAS) etc
· New books on Librarianship

Webinar Round-up: Preparing For Post-COVID Professional Development With Skilltype

On 29 October 2020, Tony Zanders (founder and CEO) introduced how Skilltype can assist libraries and information professionals with job skill analysis and development to “future-proof” our profession. Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tony stayed up late to present this webinar to LAS. We also wish to thank Yale-NUS College for sponsoring the Zoom platform. …

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For The Love of Professional Development, From Zagreb

This report is for: my fellow library professionals in Singapore those I’ve met during the satellite meeting all who has a keen interest in continuing professional development in our profession I leaned on many parties for my attendance at this satellite meeting to happen. First, I had generous sponsorship from my employer to be able …

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Whose Business Is It?

The first post in this 2-part series, Continuing Professional Development: Minding Your Own Business, described how we can take responsibility for our professional development. In this second post, Edward will talk about how our employers are responsible for our professional development, as well as the role of our library association. He also suggests ways we …

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Continuing Professional Development: Minding Your Own Business

Edward summarises the IFLA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Guidelines. He highlights important points that should resonate with us – as individual librarians and learners. This is the first of a two-part series on how we can take control of our own continuing professional development. IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development: Principles and Best Practices is …

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APLIC 18 Organizing Committee

Reflections: Asia Pacific Library & Information Conference 2018

The Asia Pacific Library & Information Conference 2018 was jointly organized by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) and Library Association of Singapore (LAS). It was held in Gold Coast, Australia from 30 July to 3 August 2018. The organizing committee included three LAS Council members: …

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