Library Technician course recognition in Australia: The challenges of a distributed national education program

Hallam, Gillian C. & Genoni, Paul (2008) Library Technician course recognition in Australia: The challenges of a distributed national education program. In World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council - "Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding", 10-14 August 2008, Quebec City, Canada.


This paper looks at the challenges presented for the Australian Library and Information Association by its role as the professional association responsible for ensuring the quality of Australian library technician graduates. There is a particular focus on the issue of course recognition, where the Association’s role is complicated by the need to work alongside the national quality assurance processes that have established by the relevant technical education authorities. The paper describes the history of course recognition in Australia; examines the relationship between course recognition and other quality measures; and describes the process the Association has recently undertaken in order to ensure appropriate professional scrutiny without unnecessary duplication of effort and expense.

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ID Code: 14046
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Librarianship, Libraries, Library education, Library technicians' Vocational education
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Librarianship (080706)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 14 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 14:14

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