Library education 2.0: shaping the librarian of the future

Robert Pymm, Damian Lodge, Jacob Wallis

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Abstract

This paper addresses the changing nature of Library and Information Management education as it responds to an evolving context revolving around intensive information use within a globalised network environment. It is based on a thematic analysis of data relating to trends in information use, developments in LIM curricula, the requirements of the information industry in Australia and workforce planning for the future of the information profession.The paper highlights a changing social environment in which economic value and competitive advantage are derived from knowledge creation, which is underlined by the policy direction of the Australian government. This changing environment necessitates new skill sets for information professionals, with a direct impact on the nature of LIM curricula.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDreaming 08
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherAustralian Library and Information Association
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralian Library and Information Association Biennial Conference: ALIA 2008 - Alice Springs, Australia
Duration: 03 Sep 200805 Sep 2008

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Library and Information Association Biennial Conference
CountryAustralia
Period03/09/0805/09/08

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    Pymm, R., Lodge, D., & Wallis, J. (2008). Library education 2.0: shaping the librarian of the future. In Dreaming 08 (pp. 1-14). Australian Library and Information Association.