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Continuing Education for Librarians: Essays on Career Improvement Through Classes, Workshops, Conferences and MoreFaculty Books and Monographs
DescriptionEditors: Carol Smallwood, Kerol Harrod and Vera Gubnitskaia. Chapter 13: Traveling Abroad for Professional Development, co-authored by Heidi Blackburn, UNO faculty member. It is an exciting time to be a librarian. Advances in technology have let libraries expand far beyond walls and lead the way in information delivery, while transforming the physical library into a place where customers can connect to information in new ways. It is also a challenging time to be a librarian. With continual change as the new normal, staying current can seem overwhelming. Even as they face budget shortfalls and staff reductions, librarians are tasked with finding the time and resources to keep abreast of rapid changes. This book offers a cornucopia of practical advice about how to acquire new skills (and formal and informal credentials) through all stages of a career. The 27 essays cover formal and online education, conferences, fellowships, workshops, networking, teaching, mentoring, balancing personal with professional lives, and money matters--and are filled with practical, honest and real-world advice.
PublisherMcFarland & Company
Citation InformationWise, K. & Blackburn, H. (2013). Traveling Abroad for Professional Development. In C. Smallwood, K. Harrod, and V. Gubnitskaia (Eds.), Continuing Education for Librarians: Workshops, Conferences, College and Related Education. Jefferson, North Caroloina: McFarland & Company.