Publications and new products
A special issue of Health Libraries Review is dedicated to the role of professional associations on continuing professional development for librarians and information professionals. Distance learning opportunities, career development kits, mentoring and qualification processes (fellowships) are the proposals of Medical Library Association (MLA), Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Library Association (LA). An “active policy” to support continuing professional development could influence government’s Library and Information Commissions. Moreover this active policy could facilitate transmission of professional value, and also offer an individually targeted attraction to professional to join and then retain their membership.