Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section

Division: Support of the Profession

The CPDWL Section embraces all aspects of professional development and learning in the workplace in the period post-qualification to the end of a career.


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New developments and trends in information and communication technology, higher expectations of users, requirements of employers and managers of libraries and information service organisations and competition from information professionals in the broader information industry emphasize the imperative for associations and institutions to be 'learning organisations' and develop their staff by providing opportunities for continuing professional development and training in the workplace; and for individuals to be responsible for their own career planning and development.

Our membership engages institutions, organisations and individuals in a community of practice which supports practical and research-related activities within our area of subject expertise. The Section also brings together those who are interested in and responsible for the quality improvement of systems for delivering continuing professional development and workplace learning programs.

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Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning, Sections

Last update: 30 October 2020

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CPDWL's Newest WeGroup Chat

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30 October 2020

CPDWL Annual Report 2019-2020, Action Plan 2020-2021 and Annual Business Meeting Minutes 2020

The CPDWL Annual Report 2019-2020, Action Plan 2020-2021 and Annual Business Meeting Minutes Available Now!

7 October 2020

CPDWL annual business meeting on zoom on 3rd, September, 2020

CPDWL Section will host its annual business meeting on zoom! All are welcome to attend! Thursday, 3rd, September, 2020 at 5-7 am PT/14:00-16:00 CEST. (please check your local time). If you would like to attend, please send an email to

19 August 2020