Finding Value that Matters: Investigating Librarian’s Attitudes Toward Continuing Professional Development Pursuits


This paper primarily investigates the librarian’s attitude in their participatory decisions when it comes to their continuing professional development (CPD) engagements, which would eventually contribute to their learning and relevance as a library and information professional. Since quite a number of local research gave focus on competencies, kinds and benefits of CPD pursuits, the intention of the paper is for librarians to look beyond the material and legalistic benefits of CPD initiatives and opportunities, especially in light of the ASEAN economic integration. Using the concept of adult education learning, the study attempts to examine the values librarians attach to determine their professional and personal learning direction. Results of the study point towards understanding the respondents' conscious efforts in their professional up keeping and how they value CPD participation to further develop their expected learning outcomes. It is anticipated that the study will have potential contribution along with the current efforts to strengthen CPD programs in the Philippines.

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Christine M. Abrigo, De La Salle University, The Philippines
Vincent M. Abrigo, University of the Philippines Diliman, The Philippines

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Conference: LibEuro2016
Stream: Librarianship - Management, leadership, planning, operation, and monitoring

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