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A study of international issues in library and information science education: survey of LIS schools in Europe, the USA and Canada

Ismail Abdullahi (Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Studies, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
Leif Kajberg (Consultant and Coordinator of International Relations at The Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark)

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

Internationalization of Library and Information Science (LIS) education is not only desirable but also critically necessary. The education of future library and information professionals who are able to understand the global information access, and to promote systems of communication among people throughout the world are vital for the success of the profession. This paper examines and analyzes the inclusion of international issues in LIS education in Europe, the USA, and Canada. The data gathered via a questionnaire survey of 60 LIS programs in Europe, the USA and Canada are presented. The provision of a program that addresses global views in LIS education is recommended.

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Abdullahi, I. and Kajberg, L. (2004), "A study of international issues in library and information science education: survey of LIS schools in Europe, the USA and Canada", New Library World, Vol. 105 No. 9/10, pp. 345-356. https://doi.org/10.1108/03074800410557303

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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