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Continuing Education for Distance Librarians


JLISIDL Volume 6, Number 2, ISSN 1533-290X


Distance librarians as engaged professionals work in a complex environment of changes in technologies, user expectations, and institutional goals. They strive to keep current with skills and competencies to support distance learners. This article provides a selection of continuing education opportunities for distance librarians, and is relevant for all practicing librarians. Suggestions include physical and virtual conferences, professional journals for reflective reading, short-term webinars about current topics and innovative approaches, blogs for sharing ideas, and discussion and interest groups for networking with colleagues about best practices, leadership, and serving academic populations.


Cassner, M. & Adams, K.E. (2012). Continuing Education for Distance Librarians. Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, 6(2), 117-128. Retrieved December 3, 2020 from .

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