Monday, February 01, 2010

Survey on CPE in the Philippines

Dear Colleagues,

Please find time to answer the following survey questions regarding CPE in the Philippines. Your answers will be used as supporting data in the paper, we are preparing. Kindly send your response to plaistrlc(at)gmail(dot)com on or before February 15, 2010.

Kindly pass the message to other registered librarians.

Thank you and God bless!

P.S. You can also view the document through google docs: or go to Online version of the survey.

Continuing Professional Education – Survey Questionnaire

1. What is your personal view about the implementation of the CPE program for license librarians? Are you in favor of its implementation?

[ ] Yes.

If yes,why?

[ ] No.

If no, why?

2. Does CPE courses/programs generally provides you:

a. useful networking opportunities with peers

1 2 3 4 5

b. valuable contact with experts in the field

1 2 3 4 5

3. What is the main reason for your participation to any LIS continuing professional education program/course:

a. for compliance to PRC-CPE requirement for license renewal

1 2 3 4 5

b. for updating one's knowledge on the new trends and development in the field

1 2 3 4 5

c. increased employability, financial benefit and status such as bonuses, promotions,

and rewards

1 2 3 4 5

4. When license librarians required to take CPE courses/programs it :

a. helps improve the image of the profession

1 2 3 4 5

b. helps protect the public from incompetent professionals

1 2 3 4 5

c. makes it more likely that librarians are competent

1 2 3 4 5

5. Other relevant factors/reasons:

a. The indirect costs (travel, food, etc.) of participating in CPE courses/programs tends to be excessive

1 2 3 4 5

b. The demands of my job leave little time for CPE courses/programs

1 2 3 4 5

c. I find that CPE course/program are less useful to me as I gain experience

1 2 3 4 5

d. Taking CPE courses/programs that involve long-distance travel is a significant burden

to me and/or my family.

1 2 3 4 5

e. If CPE was not required, I would still take fewer CPE courses/programs

1 2 3 4 5

f. I can learn what I need through on-the job or in-house instruction

1 2 3 4 5

g. I can learn what I need through professional readings

h. I do not like lectures and formal schooling

1 2 3 4 5

i. It is often difficult to determine in advance if a course is right for me or would benefit me


1 2 3 4 5

6. Some information about the way how you upadate yourself … (check as many as apply)

[ ] Orientation/induction programs

[ ] Attendance at conferences/ pre/post conference workshops with Library support.

[ ] External study courses (Degree, Diploma, etc)

[ ] In-house short courses

[ ] External short courses

[ ] Seminars/workshops

[ ] In-service training programs

[ ] Job exchanges within the library

[ ] Staff exchanges with other organizations

[ ] Attendance at continuing professional education programs

[ ] Visits to other libraries

[ ] Support for research work

[ ] Reports of research work in progress and/or completed

[ ] Support for publication

[ ] Guest speakers

[ ] Other (please specify) :___________________

7. Some information about you and your organisation

Name of your library:

Type of library that your working with:

[ ] Public [ ] Special

[ ] School [ ] Others, pls. Specify:________

[ ] Academic/Research

How many staff (equivalent full time) are employed in your Library?

______ EFT

Of these, what proportion of the total are classified as:

Licensed Librarians _____ ____%

Non-licensed Librarians _____ ____%

Your name (optional)

Office telephone/contact number

Email address?:

Position (title)

Thank you for your participation!

*Note: The above survey instrument is a revised version of Susan B. Wessels' survey instrument for her research entitled "The Deterrents To CPE Effectiveness In The Accounting Profession: A Factor Analytic Study".


Angela said...

The correct link to Susan Wessels' research is:

plaistrlc said...

Thanks for the correction Mam Angela!

mannoy said...

CPE is a good idea, but some if not most librarians use office hours doing it. leaving their staff carry the work load. after which they got the cash(promotions) and the credit. and the staff a low grade in the evaluation. and demonitized benefits.

Christine @ cpe credit said...

These survey questions are interesting. This will let us see the importance of CPE and how many people are taking it.

Thanks for posting!