How important is continuing education?

Continuing education is critical, particularly in the library and information sciences because most of those roles presuppose a fairly strong technical component. Technology moves at a very rapid pace, and information workers are expected to be ahead of the curve. In addition, workers who are willing and open to continual learning and professional development position themselves to flatten learning curves, be more flexible and provide more immediate value and innovative spark to an organization. Many employers value and support this trait, because a trained workforce means a more competitive advantage in the marketplace.