The Academy and the Profession: Building Future Information Professionals Together

Mary Carroll, Susan Reynolds

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Background. This paper will explore the strategies required to ensure the sustainability and resilience of the Library and Information Profession into the future. It discusses those concepts and ideas which scaffold, construct, sustain and future proof the information profession so that it remains an active and vibrant sector. It reflects on potential influences and factors which can contribute to professional citizenship and promote active membership of a professional community in students and new graduates.
Objectives. To identify effective strategies for educating future LIS professional.

Methods. Referencing recent research into passion- based learning, the concept of ‘learning to be’, ‘professional citizenship’, and ‘communities of practice’ this paper will examine the concepts of ‘attitude’ and ‘aptitude and passion based learning in relation to establishing positive outcomes for LIS students and new graduates.

Contributions. Applying concepts of passion based learning to the LIS sector provides a model for the provision of education in generic skills identified in the literature as essential for the sustainability of the LIS profession.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice: A-LIEP 2017 - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 13 Nov 201715 Nov 2017 (Conference website)


Other8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice
Abbreviated titleThe International Forum on Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives
OtherThe Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) is an international conference which has been regularly held in the Asia­Pacific region every one or two years since 2006. The conference provides Library & Information Science (LIS) educators, researchers and practitioners with the opportunity for sharing their research results, experiences and innovations in LIS, and stimulating greater collaboration and cooperation regionally and globally. The 8th A-LIEP (A-LIEP 2017) will take place in Bangkok, Thailand on 13-14 November 2017. This conference will be arranged, for the first time, together with the 19th International Conference on Asia­Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL)
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