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Web 2.0 professional development for your library career

Abstract:

This chapter focuses on what the LIS professional can do to take charge of their own professional development and become independent in their learning. It highlights the role of professional organisations in supporting professional development. The chapter provides an overview of how LIS conferences are changing with the use of Web 2.0 technologies – the rise of the conference Twitter backchannel and the spontaneous unconference model. The chapter identifies some sources of online professional development programmes and activities. It describes flexible ways the independent learner can access professional development to advance their career and grow professionally.

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