Sessione Italiana

The International Forum for the Italians met today. Organized by AIDA (The Associazione Italiana di Documentazione Avanzata), three speakers made it easy for non-Italian-speakers to understand: all spoke English.

The topic–certification for information professionals–crossed borders, too. A representative from CILIP (the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) described certification of educational institutions and a portfolio credentialing process for continuing education of experienced professionals. We also heard about CERTIDoc, a cooperative credentialing with participation from nine European countries, and the challenges of credentialing for independent information professionals. US organizations should take note!

Susanne Bjorner

Searcher magazine, “Both Sides Now” columnist

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