Train to Gain: Continuing Professional Development for School Librarians

Barbara Band


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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important element of the career progression for all of us. Here, experienced school library practitioner, independent trainer and latterly President of CILIP, Barbara Band, reflects on the nature and range of CPD and why it is necessary. She examines the personal and organisational benefits, important aspects and possible challenges and barriers, and suggests some ways to undertake CPD in differing circumstances. This is a must-read publication for everyone working in school libraries who wishes to maintain their learning and keep their library knowledge credible and up to date.

2017. ISBN 9781911222095.

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Barbara Band
Barbara Band is a qualified Chartered Librarian. After working for over thirty years as a school librarian, she now offers support, advice and training as a school library, reading and literacy consultant; not being tied to the 9–5 routine enables her to undertake several voluntary roles advocating for and promoting school libraries. In addition to writing several SLA publications, she regularly blogs for professional journals and also has her own blog. When not ‘flying the flag’ for libraries, she can be found knitting, travelling, occasionally painting, taking photos or introducing her grandchildren to her favourite authors and illustrators!

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