Originality/Value – I position the potential fusion of SW and LIS as “professional blendedness,” which serves as a catalyst for change, and also examine the concept of the blended professional as a change agent. I introduce the rationale for adopting theoretical, practical, and pedagogical approaches from SW in the field of LIS and focus on four specific contributions that can most benefit LIS:
the person-in-environment approach;
the strengths perspective and empowerment;
the interrelated notions of cultural competence, diversity, and intersectionality; and
the theory-mindedness approach (including theory and practice models).
Dali, K. (2018), "Integrating Social Work Perspectives into LIS Education: Blended Professionals as Change Agents", 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. 44B), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 83-121. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0065-28302018000044B007Download as .RIS
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