IT + LIS = the perfect partnership for the twenty-first century! The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) formula for success

Hallam, Gillian C. & Partridge, Helen L. (2004) IT + LIS = the perfect partnership for the twenty-first century! The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) formula for success. In Poised to Pounce: The Power of Convergence, Association for Library and Information Science Education 2004 Annual Conference (ALISE 2004), 6-9 January 2004, San Diego, California. (Unpublished)


As a discipline, library and information science (LIS) has a great deal to offer the academic and professional communities of which it is part. This paper discusses some of the strategies used in the library education program at the Queensland University of Technology that have resulted in recognition as a key player in holistic learning within higher education, as well as building strong partnerships within the LIS profession, within the Faculty of Information Technology, within the university itself and higher education generally. Involvement in key teaching and learning projects has meant that LIS educators are acknowledged as playing a pivotal role in the future development of Faculty teaching and learning initiatives and in the future direction of LIS education in Australia. A model is presented that can guide other LIS educators as they strive to develop collaborative partnerships which will see their discipline at the forefront of university activities.

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ID Code: 4973
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: librarianship education
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 2004 Gillian Hallam and Helen Partridge
Deposited On: 14 Sep 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:34

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