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Lifelong learning and your career

Abstract:

This chapter deals with the lifelong learning imperative for LIS professionals. It highlights the need for LIS professionals to embrace lifelong learning throughout their careers. The chapter provides an overview of how career paths are changing and of the new roles that are emerging in libraries. It outlines strategies for becoming a lifelong learner. The chapter focuses on some Web 2.0 technologies that support lifelong learning, in particular how RSS can be used as a tool to support lifelong learning by managing and controlling the information flow.

Key words

Career

Web 2.0

LIS professionals

librarians

lifelong learning

RSS

Google Reader

start pages

iGoogle

Netvibes

Yahoo! Pipes

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