ISSN: 2249 - 0213

     A Quarterly Open Access Journal

Professional Development and Networking for Academic Librarians

The purpose of this paper is to explore the increased deficiency of professional development among academic librarians while future is not clear in academic environment during the time of rapidly changing nature of libraries. A dramatic change has impacted significantly on the knowledge and skills requirements of academic librarians, and how libraries can offer their employees with broad continuing professional development opportunities in networking environment and other inexpensive events. Continuing skills development opportunities are discussed for academic library staff and their perceptions of value about numerous activities and opportunities including networking at all level. This paper investigates how universities support and manage their continuing professional development interest of the employees when the professionalism is extremely needed for the present and future.

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