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Peering into the mist and struggling through it: the education and training of the future information professional.

Johnson, Ian M.

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Ian M. Johnson



Abstract

Article prompted by an editorial published in Education for Information, 14, (2) July 1996, 83-4. Outlines some of the responses being made by library schools to changes affecting the library and information science (LIS) profession, including: changes in the place of information in society; availability and sophistication of information technology; changing nature of the information and communication industry; and the added complexities that these have brought to the task of maintaining and developing information services. Focuses on UK library schools activities aimed at: updating their curricula and courses to develop the necessary technical competencies; planning for the growing needs of management and leadership skills; determining how best LIS practitioners can assist.

Journal Article Type Commentary
Publication Date Mar 31, 1997
Journal Journal of librarianship and information science
Print ISSN 0961-0006
Electronic ISSN 1741-6477
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 29
Issue 1
Pages 3-7
Institution Citation JOHNSON, I.M. 1997. Peering into the mist and struggling through it: the education and training of the future information professional. Journal of librarianship and information science [online], 29(1), pages 3-7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/096100069702900101
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/096100069702900101
Keywords Information professionals; Training; Education; Schools of librarianship and information science

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