Synopses & Reviews
Exploring Education For Digital Librarians provides a fresh and new perspective on the discipline and profession of Library and Information Science (LIS). It focuses on preparing students for their careers as digital librarians who will deal with the present and future virtual information environments. The authors explore the knowledge base and possible theoretical construction for the academic discipline, suggest a model that could be used internationally to prepare digital librarians for their future professional information careers, and offer an overview of the library and i-School situation which is informative and forward thinking.
About the Author
Sue Myburgh is Senior Lecturer in the University of South Australia's School of Communication.
Anna Maria Tammaro teaches in the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Parma, Italy.
Table of Contents
Regeneration of the second oldest profession; The influence of the current context; Previous research on education for DLs; First things fourth; Purposeful digital librarians; No theory, no discipline = no profession; Constructing a theoretical framework; Designing curricula; Aims and outcomes; Pedagogies and teaching methods; Content and structure; A bright future