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by Vye Perrone
LIS News – 26 July 2009

Every so often I hear someone remark that they didn’t learn anything in library school; that their real professional learning happened on the job, or worse, that they think that the need for a library qualification is just gate keeping and protectionism. This always causes me some concern because it ignores the important role that library and information science theory plays in the workplace.

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by Jennifer Creese, Jacky Cribb & Jo Spicer
Paper from ALIA Beyond the hype Web 2.0 Symposium, 2008

Use of Social Networking Softwares for professional networking and development for library staff.

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by Stuart Ferguson, Philip Hider and Anne Lloyd
Australian Library Journal –  1 February 2008

This paper seeks to establish the state of knowledge of Knowledge Management (KM) among Library and Information Services (LIS) professionals, the extent to which they find positions in the KM sector, the extent to which they practise identifiable KM processes in their work and the adequacy of educational preparation and professional development opportunities.

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Saturday Evening Post – 1 March 2009

Have you noticed how libraries aren’t hushed and reverent places anymore?

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by Sherrey Quinn
APLIS – 1 June 2008

Reading for pleasure is core business for public libraries, and library staff need to be equipped to talk with readers about books, to promote the pleasures of reading, to take a proactive role in suggesting reading materials, and in making the books and reading material in their libraries more accessible and appealing. A statewide readers advisory (RA) training program commenced in New South Wales in 2004. Rewarding Reading is a train the trainer program for public library staff involved in the delivery of readers advisory/reader development services. The program is designed to develop and upgrade the skills needed to answer the timeless question ‘What’s a good book to read next?’ Rewarding Reading courses have been delivered in NSW, ACT, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and New Zealand. Outcomes include flow on library training within libraries, increased emphasis on and promotion of readers advisory services, and collaborative initiatives such as those undertaken by the NSW Readers Advisory Working Group to develop RA resources and reading lists. Edited version of a paper presented at the Reading Critical conference, State Library of Victoria 11-12 April 2008.

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by Stuart Ferguson,  Philip Hider, Philip and Anne Lloyd
Australian Library Journal – 1 February 2008

This paper seeks to establish the state of knowledge of Knowledge Management (KM) among Library and Information Services (LIS) professionals, the extent to which they find positions in the KM sector, the extent to which they practise identifiable KM processes in their work and the adequacy of educational preparation and professional development opportunities.

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