Expectations and Perceptions of Librarians Towards Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
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lecture presented by Audrey G. Anday at PAARL Forum on "To CPE or not to CPE" held at De La Salle University - Dasmarinas on 19 February 2010

lecture presented by Audrey G. Anday at PAARL Forum on "To CPE or not to CPE" held at De La Salle University - Dasmarinas on 19 February 2010

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Expectations and Perceptions of Librarians Towards Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Expectations and Perceptions of Librarians Towards Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Presentation Transcript

  • EXPECTATIONS AND PERCEPTIONS OF LIBRARIANS TOWARDS CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE) Audrey G. Anday
  • Outline  Expectations  Perceptions through the CPE Survey Results  Points to Ponder
  • Imagine this scenario The interview of your life. Things are going very well You have built a genuine rapport with the interviewers, everyone is smiling Then come the closing questions: “How do you continue your education? “What have you learned lately that has helped you in your job”
  • What is expected? 21st century libraries change has become a constant new technologies development of new products and services.
  • knowledge and skills that workers had acquired through education and on-the-job experience may no longer be relevant. adopt new roles, innovate new services and master new technologies by actively pursuing professional development and workplace learning opportunities
  • Keywords  Continuing education  Telecourses  Online classes  Distance education  Lifelong learning  Professional development
  • “Must we all become professional students?” or “Are we “perpetual students” until we learn to make money by going to school?”
  • CPE SURVEY FOR LIBRARIANS Special thanks to the PLAI-STRLC Board, Mam Fe Angela Verzosa and to all who participated in this survey
  • Question 1.) What is your personal view about the implementation of the CPE program for license librarians? Are you in favor of its implementation?
  • Are you in favor of its implementation? 33 % 67% Yes No
  • Reasons they are in favor of CPE implementation  To really feel the involvement with the profession’s thrust and recognition in the field of librarianship  To strengthen and enhance knowledge on librarianship through updates on the new trends to improve frontline services  It can be very useful for professional growth  For it will improve the competence of the professionals  Because most of us would do things with motivation
  • Reasons they are not in favor of CPE implementation  As a professional, we should voluntarily update ourselves  As a professional we are expected to update ourselves on the current trends in our field and there is no need to earn points/credits for the renewal of the professional license. Training is part and parcel of the professional development  CHED as well as the respective institution are closely monitoring the professional development of staff
  • Question 2. Does CPE courses/programs generally provides you: a. Useful networking opportunities with peers b. Valuable contact with experts in the field
  • 2.80% 7.48% Contact with experts 13.08% 27.10% 49.53% 1.85% 8.33% Useful networking 14.81% 31.48% 43.52% 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 0.5 Strongly disagree Disagree Undecided Agree Strongly agree
  • Question 3. What is the main reason for your participation to any LIS CPE program/course a. For compliance to PRC-CPE requirement for license renewal b. For updating one’s knowledge on the new trends and development in the field c. Increased employability, financial benefit and status i.e. bonus, promotion & rewards
  • 7.29% 5.21% Increase employability 30.21% 44.79% 12.50% 0.00% 0.00% Updating 4.12% 24.74% 70.10% 10.23% 11.36% Compliance 42.05% 18.18% 13.64% 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 Least Important Not so Important Somewhat Important Important Extremely important
  • Question 4. When licensed librarians are required to take CPE courses/programs it a. Helps improve the image of the profession b. Helps protect the public from incompetent professionals c. Makes it more likely that librarians are competent
  • 2.88% 5.77% Makes librarians competent 15.38% 32.69% 43.27% 4.85% 1.94% Protect public 14.56% 42.72% 35.92% 4.85% 1.94% Improve image 23.30% 29.13% 40.78% 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 Strongly disagree Disagree Undecided Agree Strongly agree
  • Question 5. Other relevant factors/reasons: a. Indirect cost (travel, food etc) of participating in CPE courses/program tends to be excessive b. Demands of job leave little time for CPE courses/program c. CPE courses/program are less useful to me as I gain experience
  • 19.63% 30.84% Less useful as I gain experience 26.17% 14.95% 8.41% 8.49% 13.21% Demands of job 30.19% 29.25% 18.87% 3.67% 11.93% Indirect costs 20.18% 33.03% 31.19% 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35 Strongly disagree Disagree Undecided Agree Strongly agree
  • Question 5. Other relevant factors/reasons: d. CPE courses/program involving long distance travel is a significant burden to me and/or my family e. If CPE was not required, I would still take fewer CPE courses/program f. I can learn what I need through on-the-job or in-house instruction
  • 7.62% 18.10% 36.19% OJT or in-house training 24.76% 13.33% 2.78% 8.33% If CPE is not required 25.93% 25.93% 37.04% 14.15% 16.04% Long-distance travel is a burden 26.42% 18.87% 24.53% 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 Strongly disagree Disagree Undecided Agree Strongly agree
  • Question 5. Other relevant factors/reasons: g. I can learn what I need through professional readings h. I do not like lectures and formal schooling i. It is often difficult to determine in advance if a course is right for me or would benefit me professionally
  • 11.21% 25.23% Difficulty to know in advance 33.64% 15.89% 14.02% 41.35% 25.96% Dislike lectures & formal schooling 19.23% 8.65% 4.81% 5.61% 8.41% Professional readings 38.32% 24.30% 23.36% 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 Strongly disagree Disagree Undecided Agree Strongly agree
  • 11.21% 25.23% Difficulty to know in advance 33.64% 15.89% 14.02% 41.35% 25.96% Dislike lectures & formal schooling 19.23% 8.65% 4.81% 5.61% 8.41% Professional readings 38.32% 24.30% 23.36% 7.62% 18.10% OJT or in-house training 36.19% 24.76% 13.33% 2.78% 8.33% If CPE is not required 25.93% 25.93% 37.04% 14.15% 16.04% Long-distance travel is a burden 26.42% 18.87% 24.53% 19.63% 30.84% Less useful as I gain experience 26.17% 14.95% 8.41% 8.49% 13.21% Demands of job 30.19% 29.25% 18.87% 3.67% 11.93% Indirect costs 20.18% 33.03% 31.19% 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 Strongly disagree Disagree Undecided Agree Strongly agree
  • Ways of Updating 100% 90% 95% 86% 90% 80% 70% 72% 72% 75% 68% 60% 55% 50% 55% 46% 51% 40% 47% 30% 27% 35% 43% 20% 10% 0% Orientation Conferences w/ Library Support External study In-house short courses External short courses Seminars/Workshops In-service Training Job exchanges Staff exchanges Attendance in CPE programs Visits to other Libraries Support for Research Work Reports for Research Work Support for Publication Resource person
  • Profile of respondents Technical Services No response, 19% Librarian, 11% Director/Head/In- charge/University Librarian, 16% College Librarian, High School 16% Librarian, 4% Elementary School Librarian, 1% Graduate School Librarian, 2% Librarian, 31%
  • Location No response, 17% VisMin, 11% Luzon, 72%
  • Type of Library Special School 11% 12% Public Academic/ 9% Research 68%
  • Gong back to the earlier scenario with the closing questions: “How do you continue your education? “What have you learned lately that has helped you in your job” Points to Ponder  Plan for change because change will happen.  Not all change is for the better but all good changes should be planned
  • What Else can we do?  Take advantage of continuing education provided by professional associations  If you missed a Conference, try to locate Conference presentations posted on the Internet  Find a mentor  If you think you don’t need a mentor, offer to be a mentor to a fellow professional  If you are eager to learn something new, commit to write an article on any of your interest and research everything about it
  • What Else can we do?  If you think you know everything on a particular subject/s offer to teach it to others. Share your expertise.  Continuously search for grants/supports to attend Continuing education programs through your Human Resources Department or contact any Professional Associations that offer such. (Ebbinghouse, 2002)
  • Final words develop meaningful and satisfying learning desired level of professional proficiency high levels of competence, adeptness, and confident control, based on expertise, skill, and knowledge capability and potential power to perform well in a specific situation meet the demands or requirements of a situation or work demand in the local or global markets. (Edralin,1999)