CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR LIBRARY SEMI-PROFESSIONALS IN CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES OF INDIA

Abstract

Author(s): AJEEMSHA S, M. MADHUSUDHAN

The purpose of this paper is to find out the effectiveness of the training programmes for LIS semi-professionals and various aspects of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in Central Universities of South India. The findings of the study reveals that most of the Semi-professionals do have a positive look on CPD activities and satisfied with the effectiveness of training programmes particularly on, on-the-job training. In-house training will improve their job performance and prefer to develop new services from what they had learned. The ideal duration for CPD courses should be one week is what the research shows. Institutional problem is the major issue in participation of CPD activities. This study is the first of its kind dealing with effectiveness of CPD programmes for semi-professionals in Central Universities of South India.

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