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VALA2016 Roundtable 2: Professional Development
Wednesday 10 February 2016
1445 – 1550 Room: Plenary Hall 3
Facilitator: Hugh Rundle
Judy Brooker, Director of Learning, ALIA
Dr Mary Carroll, Course Director, Charles Sturt University
Brad King, Principal Consultant – Information Management, Kinetic Recruitment
Christine Mackenzie, CEO, Yarra Plenty Regional Library
Karen Seligman, VALA2015 Student Award Recipient
Kris Wehipeihana, President, LIANZA
Topic: Are librarians ready for an “Ideas Boom”?
Larger institutions are increasingly moving to trainee models – is there a role for library schools to deliver a skilled workforce in the future?
How do we attract, skill, and provide career paths for tech-savvy librarians?
Professional Registration is available for librarians in the UK and New Zealand. With library job requirements changing rapidly, is professional registration a useful way to keep librarians up to date, or an anachronism that will hold the profession back?
We are a service industry and need a service mentality. Can anyone ’hide in the backroom’ in 2016?
How do we bring current library staff along in a fast-moving, fast-changing environment?
Professional development and lifelong learning – whose responsibility is it?
Is a “library technician” still relevant?