Linda Smith, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Title: Approaches to Continuing Professional Development for the Special Librarian in the Internet Age

Abstract: Developments in information technology and networking are providing new ways of supporting continuing professional development and lifelong learning from one's work or home location. This presentation will provide an overview of: the role of synchronous and asynchronous communication technologies in supporting learning; how library and information science professional associations are using emerging technologies to support the continuing education needs of their members; and how individual special librarians can take best advantage of these new opportunities.

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