Different approaches - common conclusions: the skills debate of the 21st century

Fisher, Biddy, Hallam, Gillian C., & Partridge, Helen L. (2005) Different approaches - common conclusions: the skills debate of the 21st century. In Genoni, Paul & Walton, Graham (Eds.) Continuing Professional Education for the Information Society: The Fifth World Conference on Continuing Professional Education for the Library and Information Science Professions. K.G. Saur Verlag, Munich, Germany, pp. 41-52.

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This paper presents the findings and analysis of research undertaken in both the United Kingdom and Australia to identify the range of knowledge and skills required by library and information professional to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In the United Kingdom, the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has developed a new qualifications framework and revised the body of professional knowledge for information professionals. In Australia, the research has focused on the two complementary and intertwined strands of discipline knowledge and generic capabilities. The issues that arise from the two projects are relevant to all sectors of the library and information profession, to stimulate discussion about possible strategies for workforce planning. Career-long learning has become an imperative for information professionals, with the research findings highlighting the importance of a collaborative approach to professional development, to involve the individual, the educators, the employers and the professional associations.

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ID Code: 1972
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author: g.hallam@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Library and information professionals, Library and information education, Knowledge, skills and attributes
ISBN: 9783598218309
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 K.G. Saur Verlag
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:11

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