New Skills, New Challenges: CPD in the Information Profession

19 Apr 2018

Library staff are enthusiastic participants in professional development opportunities, something that is no real surprise in a constantly changing profession. As we move into 2018 changes in technology and service models show no sign of slowing down, but undertaking formal re-education is not always a practical solution for library staff who are experiencing decreasing budgets. Career and professional development (CPD) is seen by many as the ideal solution, offering a wealth of activities to inform and educate and it also provides inspiration for many of the articles which appear in the New Review of Academic Librarianship (Gwyer, 2015). The following selection of articles showcase a range of international perspectives on professional development, representing over a decade of research published in the New Review of Academic Librarianship and highlighting common themes, problems and solutions for those looking to learn.