Essays on Library and Information Science Education
Library and Information Science (LIS) education has always been unique and is proving to be even more so, what with libraries becoming information hubs and library professionals being required to possess the latest and most effective information searching and disseminating skills. Schools that prepare future library professionals are constantly evolving. LIS faculty members are not just teachers, but information professionals. Their qualifications are not ordinary - many have worked or are still working in libraries, a qualification that enhances their performance as teachers. This book - based on LIS research in India - celebrates the uniqueness of LIS education and the giftedness and dynamism of LIS faculty while also acknowledging the challenges confronting LIS education, such as the chasm between theory and reality and the lack of competent manpower.
Publication Date: 8/8/2012