n Mousaion - Towards a framework for continuing professional development of library and information service personnel in South Africa




Continuing professional development refers to the purposive efforts adopted by the library and information services (LIS) sector to encourage and provide for the growth of its human resources. This article discusses continuing professional development of LIS personnel and it emphasises the importance of training and development in the South African LIS sector. Since there is no structured framework for continuing professional development of the LIS personnel in South Africa, this article explores what is available in order to come up with a suitable framework for continuing professional development that can be used in South Africa. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals' (CILIP) (United Kingdom) Framework for continuing professional development is suggested for the South African LIS sector and its importance is discussed.


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