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Title: Now you are registered: a guide to revalidation


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Now you are registered a guide to revalidation
  • Allison Dobbie

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Now you are a RLIANZA
  • CONGRATULATIONS
  • You have made a worthwhile investment in your
    career
  • Now what?

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Today we will cover
  • What is revalidation?
  • Why do we have it?
  • How does the process work?
  • How does the journal work?
  • What counts as professional development?
  • What do you need to do?
  • Some tips

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1. What is revalidation?
  • 3 yearly process for renewal and confirmation of
    your LIANZA professional registration
  • Requirements are
  • That you maintain and apply the core knowledge,
    skills, attributes and ethics of a library and
    information professional
  • That you proactively keep your knowledge and
    skills up to date and apply these in practice
  • That you record your professional development
    activities
  • That you submit a journal as evidence
  • Professional registration is not a one off
    occurrence it is a constant state

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2. Why do we have revalidation?
  • Demonstrates that we are professionals
  • We have a specific body of knowledge and code of
    ethics
  • We keep our knowledge and skills current
  • Fundamental part of being a professional
  • Builds credibility and standing
  • Customers
  • Employers
  • Colleagues
  • Library Associations elsewhere (reciprocal
    arrangements)
  • Achieves the benefits of a professional
    registration scheme
  • Regular review process is standard practice for
    all professional registration schemes, regardless
    of the profession
  • Standard practice for library associations
    elsewhere eg. UK, Australia

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3. How does the process work?
  • Every 3 years RLIANZAs are asked to submit
  • a journal which records
  • Professional development activities undertaken
  • Learning derived from each activity
  • a brief summary and reflection of individual
    professional development during the 3 year period
  • a letter of verification from the employer or
    another registered professional
  • You are notified 3 months in advance of when your
    journal is due
  • Revalidation material must be received within 6
    months of this date
  • Professional Registration Board reviews this
    material
  • If requirements are met satisfactorily your
    registration is renewed
  • New certificate issued
  • Online register updated
  • Continue to use RLIANZA after your name

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4. How does the revalidation journal work?
  • Documents training and development
  • Helps focus training and development efforts
  • Helps assess what you learn
  • Based on the 11 Body of knowledge areas
  • Based on 4 domains of professional practice
  • Journal template is online just copy it to your
    own computer

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The Body of Knowledge elements
  • The information environment, information policy
    and ethics, history
  • Generation, communication and use of information
  • Assessment of information needs and design of
    responsive services
  • The information transfer process
  • Organisation, retrieval, preservation and
    conservation of information
  • Research, analysis and interpretation of
    information
  • Application of ICTs to products and services
  • Information resource management and knowledge
    management
  • Management of information agencies
  • Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of
    outcomes
  • Awareness of indigenous knowledge paradigms,
    especially Maori

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The Domains of professional practice
  • Currency of professional knowledge
  • Activities which help keep knowledge and skills
    up to date, e.g. reading, study, attending
    workshops, conference, weekend schools
    knowledge in
  • Professional practice and responsibility
  • On the job practice and application of skills
    improved competency through on the job practice.
    Includes reports, projects, new initiatives
    implemented, new roles undertaken knowledge
    applied
  • Communication and professional relationships
  • Proactive communication and sharing of knowledge
    and expertise building and using strong and
    effective relationships to help learn from
    others, e.g. publications, conference papers,
    visits, contribution to list serves, etc
    knowledge shared
  • Professional leadership
  • Leadership and management, taking initiative,
    leading and supporting others, mentoring,
    advocacy, contributing to improved professional
    practice, taking initiative, organising and
    enabling others.

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Revalidation journal requirements
  • 10 activities a year
  • Something in each of the 11 Body of Knowledge
    areas
  • Cover 3 of the 4 professional practice domains
  • Comment on what you learned and how you applied
    it reflection
  •  

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What is the Professional Registration Board
looking for?
  • Quality rather than quantity
  • Relevance of activities to the role held by that
    person
  • Spread of learning across all areas and across
    the whole period
  • Evidence of reflection the depth of learning
    gained
  • Where possible, relate learnings to the Code of
    professional conduct, and the personal qualities
    of library and information professionals
  •  

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Summary of my revalidation activity in 2008
  • 11 activities in 12 months - target is 10
  • Activity in BOK 1,2,3,4,7,9,10,11
  • Therefore next year seek out activity in 5,6,and
    8
  • Target is at least 1 activity for each BOK over 3
    years
  • Activity across all 4 domains
  • Target is 3 domains across all 11 areas over 3
    years
  • I have developed my own template to record
    activities as I go, then assign the BOK, capture
    learnings and transfer to my online journal later
  •  

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Example from my journal BOK 4
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5. What counts as professional development?
  • ? On the job training
  • ? Promotion / professional
  • recognition
  • ? Networking
  • ? Visits
  • ? Course attendance
  • ? Research or study
  • ? Project or report
  • ? Mentoring
  • ? Secondment or job swap
  • Involvement in work or
  • professional committee
  • ? Scholarly publication
  • ? List serve discussion
  • ? Presenting or attending conference
  • session

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6. What do you need to do?
  • Read all the guidelines about the revalidation
    process thoroughly - allow an hour
    http//www.lianza.org.nz/registration
  • Download the journal template to your own
    computer and maintain it as an online journal in
    excel format there is one page (worksheet) for
    each Body of Knowledge area
  • Alternatively print it and maintain as a hardcopy
    journal
  • Record all relevant professional development
    activity and your learnings / application of that
    learning
  • Submit your journal within 6 months of the
    reminder
  • Ensure you have covered all the requirements
  • Complete the cover sheet, including
  • brief self assessment of your development over
    the period, including any explanation for why
    the criteria might not have been met,
  • your signature that the information is true and
    correct
  • Include a letter of verification from your
    employer or another RLIANZA

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7. Some tips
  • Record activities as you go.
  • Develop a template to enable you to do this
    quickly so that you can select the BOK and
    transfer information to your journal later
  • A conference or weekend school can be many
    activities, not just one.
  • Select papers which are most meaningful to you
    and record these.
  • Networking at a conference can be of equal
    importance.
  • Especially where learnings are applied or result
    in other development activities eg visits
  • As far as possible, use reading, everyday
    activities and LIANZA meetings as the basis of
    your professional development.
  • Big training budgets are not essential

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.. more tips
  • For each activity choose the BOK that appears to
    be the best fit.
  • This is not an exact science and does not warrant
    undue stress or time.
  • Consciously plan to cover areas of the BOK that
    are of less immediate relevance or interest.
  • Read the BOK description and find an aspect that
    interests you or could impact your work in future
    so that you are prepared.
  • Keep entries brief and succinct.
  • Look at the examples on the LIANZA website.
  • The most important part of the process is your
    reflection on what your learned and how you
    applied this.

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In conclusion.
  • Start working on your revalidation journal now
  • Explanatory material available on LIANZA website
  • Revalidation guidelines
  • Body of knowledge details,
  • Journal template
  • an example of an completed journal
  • www.lianza.org.nz/registration
  • Remember, its worth it because you are worth it.
  • This is an investment in your career and the
    profession.
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