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Professional Development (PD)
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Our profession is constantly changing. We face new challenges in technology, systems and approaches all the time. You have an obligation to yourself to keep up-to-date, develop new skills, knowledge and confidence to build a successful and rewarding career.
All members of the LIS sector. Personal professional members of ALIA (Associates and Library Technicians) are eligible to join the ALIA PD Scheme.
Demonstrate your commitment. Join the ALIA Professional Development Scheme and attain Certified Practitioner status. Gain a competitive edge by using the (CP) post nominal, AALIA (CP) or ALIATec (CP).
Participation in ALIA's professional development (PD) scheme is open to personal professional Associate members and Library technician members. It is voluntary, but once you join you are required to comply with the requirements of the scheme.
It's simple! All you need to do is:
Join the ALIA PD Scheme
Register to participate online to get started
The summary of activities table, which:
Collect PD points
Record and Reflect on your PD activities. You choose your preferred recording method:
* Just remember, you will need to calculate your PD points for each activity and add your reflection/learning outcomes.
The old ALIA PD tracking database will be available for completing your 2009-2010 PD year until October 30, 2010. After this date your PD points records will be archived and can be provided on request.
Gain Certified Practitioner status
Find out all about Certified Practitioner Status and using the (CP) post nominal
Compliance is satisfying all the requirements of the PD scheme: including the number of points, the range of activities and your reflection/ learning outcomes.. See the Summary of PD activities for more detailed information.
Count on being audited
ALIA randomly selects ten per cent of members annually to conduct an audit of PD activities to ensure you are keeping your records up-to-date and are maintaining compliance with the Scheme.
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