Trends in LIS education in Australia

Hallam, Gillian C. (2006) Trends in LIS education in Australia. In Khoo, C., Singh, D., & Chaudhry, A. S. (Eds.) Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education & Practice 2006 (A-LIEP 2006) : Preparing Information Professionals for Leadership in the New Age, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, pp. 41-51.

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Recent reforms to the higher education sector are presenting challenges for academic staff and university administrators across Australia. Within this context, LIS education faces its own specific issues and challenges. This paper reviews the current trends in the LIS education, looking at student numbers, academic staffing and curriculum issues. Education providers also need to consider the career-long learning needs of the profession. It is argued that LIS educators cannot work in isolation: the LIS profession as whole must work together collaboratively to ensure it has a bright and relevant future.

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ID Code: 4354
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: library education, Australia, librarianship, library and information professionals, higher education, HERN
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 29 May 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:24

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