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Title:Continuing education: Providing for change, renewal, and growth
Author(s):Varlejs, Jana
Subject(s):Youth services librarians
Continuing education
Abstract:Why should this Allerton Institute on library services for children and young adults include a session on continuing education (CE)? Are there different issues and problems associated with CE for youth services librarians than for librarians in general? If so, what are they? The task today is to explore these questions, to identify the concerns about CE, and, if agreement is reached on some specific conclusions, to contribute to the "Youth Agenda" which will be formulated at the conclusion of the conference. From the perspective of one who administers a continuing education program which seeks to serve professionals in all types of libraries, media, and information centers, one answer to the questions just posed is no the basic issues and problems relating to continuing education are not very different, whether one is talking about school librarians or directors of public libraries or online searchers in industry. There are differences in degree, however, and therefore the answer to the question, should we be talking about CE for youth librarians specifically, is yes. In fact, a case can be made to support the contention that youth librarians are singularly disadvantaged in regard to continuing education.
Issue Date:1989
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In L. Edmonds (ed) Managers and missionaries : library services to children and young adults in the information age (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 14-16, 1986): 115-119.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (28th : 1986)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Sponsor:Institute sponsored by University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, cosponsored by the Youth Divisions of the American Library Association: American Association of School Librarians (AASL), Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Young Adult Services Division (YASD)
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-10

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