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S/NVQs and Professional Qualifications in Library and Information Services

Colin T. Harrison (member of the Library Association Council and Chair of its Education Committee. He is Pro‐Vice‐Chancellor (Teaching & Learning) and holds the Chair of Educational Technology at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge, UK.)

Librarian Career Development

ISSN: 0968-0810

Article publication date: 1 December 1994



Looks at the development of the competence movement and its progression into the concept of vocational qualifications in the library and information sector. The chief thrust is to look at the place of the vocational qualification in terms of the professional and paraprofessional qualifications that currently exist. Also addresses the links with undergraduate and postgraduate courses in universities and how VQs could sit alongside them. Seeks to place VQs in the context of continuing professional development (CPD) and the attainment of chartered librarian status and the move to higher fellowship awards. Addresses employers, educationists, and practitioners at all levels. Seeks to inform the debate and offer positive ways forward that link the existing with the new.



Harrison, C.T. (1994), "S/NVQs and Professional Qualifications in Library and Information Services", Librarian Career Development, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 24-28.




Copyright © 1994, MCB UP Limited

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