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Letting Go, Holding On, or Re-Envisioning? Challenges and Opportunities for LIS Education in Australia

Re-envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education

ISBN: 978-1-78754-881-7, eISBN: 978-1-78754-880-0

ISSN: 0065-2830

Publication date: 17 May 2018

Abstract

Originality/Value – By providing an original historical overview of librarianship in Australia with a particular focus on LIS education and how the goals and focus of both librarianship and LIS education have evolved over the centuries, this chapter contributes to an informed discussion designed to assist in re-envisioning the information professions and disciplines in the future.

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Kennan, M.A., Carroll, M. and Thompson, K.M. (2018), "Letting Go, Holding On, or Re-Envisioning? Challenges and Opportunities for LIS Education in Australia", Percell, J., Sarin, L.C., Jaeger, P.T. and Bertot, J.C. (Ed.) Re-envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education (Advances in Librarianship, Vol. 44A), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 161-176. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0065-28302018000044A016

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