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Professional development

5 Minutes on QR Codes

This 5 Minutes On presentation by Sarah Gallagher is about QR codes, what they are and how they can be used in libraries.

'Thirty Nine' Professional Development Opportunities

A professional development activity does not have to rely on attending a paid course or conference.   A good rule of thumb is the 70:20:10 principle – research and good practice shows that 70 percent of learning and development happens 'on the job'; 20 percent is 'nearby learning' through coaching and mentoring and only 10 percent is through formal training programmes (courses, conferences etc.).

Thirty-NINE good 'on the job' and 'nearby learning' training examples:

NZLIMJ Archive

Wecome to the current NZLIMJ archives that are available for your downloading pleasure.

We are constantly updating this collection, so if you need a hand finding a specific issue email us and we'll find it for you!

An Introduction to Leadership

This self-paced LIANZA online learning course provides an overview of the topic of leadership within the context of the library and information professions.

In a time of rapid and dynamic change, there are limitless opportunities for people to develop their leadership skills and confidence. LIANZA recognises that developing a broad base of leaders is one of the most important things we can do to ensure a vibrant future.

Course Content

Justine Hyde - Transforming yourself for the future library

Justine Hyde conducts her workshop at the 2014 LIANZA conference in Auckland on why libraries are changing and how librarians need to adapt for modern ideas.

Elaine Sides and Brenda Chawner - Why Professional Registration is the Future!

Elaine Sides and Brenda Chawner conduct their workshop in the 2014 LIANZA conference on the professional registration scheme

Call For Papers: 11th Northumbria Conference

Registration for the 11th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services is now open through our website:

Analysis Of The Continuing Professional Development Needs Assessment

The maintenance of professional education, standards and practice is usually dependent on some form of continuing professional development (CPD). This applies to information professionals, including librarians, no less than any other profession. CPD has been defined as ‘the continuing education of persons within a category or type of employment. It may consist of the upgrading of skills or learning through courses or individual learning. Where professions have expanded, professional development may involve doing new courses...’ (Penguin Macquarie dictionary of Australian education, 1989).

An Assessment Of The Continuing Professional Development Needs Of Librarians In New Zealand

This report presents the basic data collected as part of the analysis of the needs of librarians for continuing professional development (CPD) conducted in September 2005 by The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand in conjunction with LIANZA. It covers the purpose of the needs assessment, followed by the methodology, and the collated results.

On Reflection - Professional Registration

A blog post from 29 August 2011 on revalidation by Profession Registration Board member Brenda Chawner:

When I first learned about the profession registration revalidation process several years ago, one of the things that impressed me most was the requirement for registrants to reflect on their professional development activities. I believe that being able to reflect on professional practice, and change what they do in response to new knowledge, is an essential requirement for anyone who wants to be considered to be a professional (in any field).


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