SPEC Kit 315: Leave and Professional Development Benefits · 67
Full Course, Full Books, etc. 5 8%
Full Course, No Books, etc. 1 2%
Part Course, Part books, etc. 4 7%
Part Course, No Books, etc. 3 5%
No Course, No Books, etc. 49 79%
Please explain the allocation method.
Full Course, Full Books, etc.
Librarians can be reimbursed up to $1,120 per year for professional development activities, including course fees or
books for internships. There are also funds for technology-related professional development activities which may be
used for IT-related certification. Librarians may also receive financial support from departmental funds, technology
training funds, and/or from the Librarians’ Association of the University of California.
Part Course, Part books, etc.
Depends on budget- availability of funds.
Must be paid through their professional development allowance, therefore it varies on how much funding is left from
their account.
The only certifications sought have been for systems librarians needing certification on different hardware, software or
programming languages. The amount and type of reimbursement has been on a case-by-case basis.
Part Course, No Books, etc.
75% of cost to a total of $600 per annum.
May be covered under Institute’s tuition assistance plan.
The university covers up to $2,000.
31. How does your library handle librarians’ time away from their normal duties in order to prepare for
or take professional certification exams? N=43
Counted as time worked 14 33%
Employee uses personal time, e.g., vacation 24 56%
Employee is allowed to make up the time 18 42%
Not allowed during normal assignment hours 8 19%
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