Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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April 2006


Electronic version of paper appearing in The Twelfth Off-Campus Library Services Conference Proceedings: Savannah, GA, April 26-28, 2006, (edited by Julie A. Garrison). Publication Date: February 1, 2007. Copyright © 2006 The Haworth Press. Used by permission.


Professional development is essential for academic librarians to keep current with skills, knowledge, and competencies in rapidly changing times. The authors surveyed distance librarians in academic libraries to determine their professional development needs. Respondents were asked to indicate which professional development activities they are currently participating in and those they are likely to engage in within the next five years. Findings from the survey will inform library administrators, distance librarians, and professional associations of the professional development needs of distance librarians.