Library and information science (LIS) education has been through dramatic quantitative and qualitative changes during last two decades due to massive cultural-scientific movement in Iran. Iran, as a developing country, has adopted a national plan for scientific development in order to reach the top of Middle East region by 2025 and Iranian libraries and information centers as well as LIS departments in major universities are now working on new areas such as scientometrics, human information interaction and research policy. This paper outlines the major shifts in teaching LIS in Iran and focuses on the changes in the titles and the contents of LIS courses and curricula in Iranian universities. The results show that the educational theme in LIS courses has changed from classic library tasks to technology, innovation and science policy in order to support the national scientific development plans.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Library and Information Education and Practice|
|Subtitle of host publication||A-LIEP 2015|
|Place of Publication||Manila, Philippines|
|Publisher||UP School of Library and Information Studies|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Oct 2015|
|Event||6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice: A-LIEP 2015 - Philippine International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines|
Duration: 28 Oct 2015 → 30 Oct 2015
|Conference||6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice|
|Abbreviated title||Exploring Unity Amid Diversity|
|Period||28/10/15 → 30/10/15|
|Other||The Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) is an international conference series which has been held in the Asia-Pacific region every one or two years since 2006. The aim of the conference is to bring together LIS educators, researchers and practitioners to share their research, experiences and innovations in Library & Information Science, and stimulate greater collaboration and cooperation regionally and globally.|
ASADI, SAEID., Jamali, H. R., & Mansourian, Y. (2015). LIS Curriculum changes in accordance with scientific development in Iran: a general perspective. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Library and Information Education and Practice: A-LIEP 2015 (pp. 84-90). UP School of Library and Information Studies.