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Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-057-2

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Library Review, vol. 62 no. 8/9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Amanda Cossham and Alison Fields

This paper aims to analyse the differing views on and needs of librarians and their managers for continuing professional development (CPD).

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This paper aims to analyse the differing views on and needs of librarians and their managers for continuing professional development (CPD).

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This article draws on the findings of a survey conducted by the authors in 2005. The survey was an assessment of the CPD needs of New Zealand's librarians and library assistants.

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There is a significant gap between the CPD that individuals want, and that which their managers think they should have. Organisations overall need a greater strategic focus on CPD to ensure that budgets are spent well, staff are appropriately skilled, and the impact of CPD on both individuals and the organisation is tangible. Individuals need to take more responsibility for ensuring their needs are met.

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Highlights a dual focus on CPD across the profession, in the light of the decision by the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa to adopt professional registration.

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Library Review, vol. 56 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Library Review, vol. 62 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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Collection Building, vol. 30 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Collection Building, vol. 32 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0160-4953

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Online Information Review, vol. 25 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1468-4527

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Nicole M. Gaston, Alison Fields, Philip Calvert and Spencer Lilley

This investigation aims to highlight the need for the information professions globally to value diverse knowledge paradigms in a world where people from diverse cultures…

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This investigation aims to highlight the need for the information professions globally to value diverse knowledge paradigms in a world where people from diverse cultures and backgrounds interact with information on a daily basis. We provide examples from the Library and Information Science (LIS) profession in New Zealand which has been shaped by socially and culturally inclusive education and practices which take into account diverse ways of knowing and understanding the world and information.

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An investigation into socially and culturally inclusive LIS education initiatives worldwide contextualizes a discussion of current LIS curricula in New Zealand and their delivery. The achievements and challenges in LIS education, the library profession, and library service are considered alongside the rich and varied nature of New Zealand society and the provision and accessibility of library services.

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LIS education is at the start of this process, and New Zealand education providers promote a range of socially and culturally inclusive practices within their programs resulting in LIS graduates who are equipped to make ongoing contributions to an inclusive society through their professional work. We conclude that these three inseparable components of LIS in New Zealand result in social and cultural inclusion, but can always be further enhanced.

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This chapter draws attention to the absence of consideration for non-Western knowledge paradigms in LIS curricula worldwide, and brings together diverse examples, mandating for library services and a library profession that reflect the rich social and cultural makeup of the communities we serve. We conclude that three inseparable components of LIS in New Zealand result in social and cultural inclusion, and there is always opportunity for further enhancement.

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Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice
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ISBN: 978-1-78635-057-2

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Hadyn Ingram

Content‐analyses the academic entries in the WHATT‐CD International Hospitality and Tourism Research Register using four broad categories ‐ general management issues…

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Content‐analyses the academic entries in the WHATT‐CD International Hospitality and Tourism Research Register using four broad categories ‐ general management issues hospitality, tourism, and current or “hot” research issues. Identifies clusters of research interest within these categories and identifies “gaps” in the form of relatively unexplored research topic areas.

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International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, vol. 8 no. 7
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ISSN: 0959-6119

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Graham Jones

THE NEW REFORMATION SOCIETY, founded apparently at the end of 1860, finds no place in Greenwood's Free Public Libraries (1886), and from its title appears to deserve no…

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THE NEW REFORMATION SOCIETY, founded apparently at the end of 1860, finds no place in Greenwood's Free Public Libraries (1886), and from its title appears to deserve no such place. But Greenwood was an Englishman and a Liberal, and the Society owes both its character and its relevance to libraries to its founder, the Scots‐born businessman, Alexander Alison. Since in Britain authoritarian politics are never taken seriously, the man and the body deserve some attention.

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Library Review, vol. 24 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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