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Library technician course recognition : meeting the challenge of a distributed national education program

Hallam, Gillian C. & Genoni, Paul (2009) Library technician course recognition : meeting the challenge of a distributed national education program. The Australian Library Journal (ALJ), 58(3), pp. 233-249.

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Abstract

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 been 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 undertaken recently to ensure appropriate professional scrutiny in a changing environment of accountability.

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ID Code: 28637
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The article is based on a paper presented at the 74th IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Quebec City, Canada, 10-14 August 2008. The current paper has been written for an Australian, rather than an international audience.
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Keywords: Library technicians, Library education, Course accreditation, Professional associations
ISSN: 0004-9670
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Librarianship (080706)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2009 11:47
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:08

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