As part of the Applications of ICT in Librariescourse, students look at how they can use ICT, web 2.0 and internet resources to support their continuing professional development (CPD) in the library & information sector.
The e-resources they evaluate can be grouped as followed (with some examples I’ve selected):
Most of these in the UK use part of JISC mail. These lists invite you to sign up. You will then be automatically sent all e-mails sent to the list.
Many lists are sector specific eg for public libraries. Others will have cross sector appeal eg information literacy. Some lists will be closed (eg CoFHE and CoLRiC lists for FE) to members only.
Museums Libraries & Archives council(MLA) – information for library and museum staff in England
Museums, Archives, Libraries Wales(CyMAL) – includes details of free CPD activities for library and museum staff in Wales
Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals(CILIP) – includes details on professional qualifcations and professional groups
CILIP Cymru – details of professional activities in Wales
School Library Association – support school librarians and school library services
Information Literacy Website- website of the CILIP Information Literacy Group (actually a sub-group of the Community Services Group)
CILIP Bloggers- blogs selected by CILIP, part of the CILIP Communities web pages
UK library blogs- wiki of blogs by librarians in the UK
UKOLN cultural heritage blogs directory – links to blogs in the Museums, archives and libraries sectors
Online professional journals
Most of these have free online access to all or part of their journal
Wales Current Awareness Bulletin – professional updating service for library staff in Wales
Y Ddolen- CILIP Cymru magazine
CyMAL – magazine produced by CyMAL for museum, archive and library staff in Wales
CILIP Update – leading UK library journal
Many CILIP groups e.g. Branch and Mobile Libraries group, CoFHE, Youth Libraries Group etc publish their journals on the web – see group pages on the CILIP website.
Journal of Information Literacy
Panlibus- library journal produced by Talis
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of CPD websites, if you’d like to recommend others please leave a comment.