Education, competencies, skills in the field of Information and Library Science in selected European centres

Anna Kawalec

Abstract


This paper is an analysis of the changes that are taking place in the field of  Information and Library Science in selected European university centres in context of creation the European Higher Education Area.  The aim of research is an analysis of skills, competences and qualifications acquired by students during LIS studies in various European countries. Labour market needs and expectations of employers are also included. 

Following aspects are mentioned: the scope and profile of LIS education, the structure of study programs, learning outcomes, mobility and its advantages for future professional life, education quality assurance, similarities and differences between curriculum and study programs in analysed centres, employer’s expectation about the graduates in LIS, student’s expectation about the LIS curriculums, possible connections of LIS studies with other areas/professions, standards of competences required for LIS professions in mentioned countries. The research for this work consists of three parts: analysis and critique of the literature/sources, discussion (polish and Spanish employers – representative of information, book & library institutions), focus group interview among polish LIS students of  Jagiellonian University.


Full Text:

PDF

References


Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (2004). Libro blanco. Titulo de grado en Información y Documentación. Retrieved June 30, 2013, from http://www.aneca.es/var/media/150424/libroblanco_jun05_documentacion.pdf

Berggren, C. (2010). The Influence of Higher Education Institutions on Labor Market Outcomes. European Education. 42, (1), 61–75.

Capano, G., & Piattoni, S. (2009). Building Up the European Higher Education Area: The Struggle Between Common Problems,‘Shared’ Goals and National Trajectories. Lizbona, ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops. Retrieved June 17, 2013, from http://www.hse.ru/data/862/237/1225/Giliberto_Capano,_Simonna_Piattoni.pdf

Ciszewska W. & Kowalska M. (2011). Poziom kształcenia i przygotowania do zawodu na studiach bibliologicznych w ocenie studentów Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu wyniki badań. E-mentor. 5, (42), 76-83.

Department of Information and Communication, Manchester Metropolitan University. Retrieved June 30, 2013, from http://www2.hlss.mmu.ac.uk/information-communications/

Department of Library and Information Sciences of Carlos III de Madrid University. Retrieved June 27, 2013, from http://www.uc3m.es/portal/page/portal/biblioteconomia_documentacion

European Association for Library & Information Education and Research. (2013). Retrieved June 17, 2013, from http://euclid-lis.eu/

European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. (2013). Retrieved June 17, 2013, from http://www.enqa.eu

European Council of Information Associations (ECIA) (2004). EUROGUIDE LIS. Vol. 1. Competencies and aptitudes for European information professionals. Paris: Association des professionnels de l’information et de la documentation (ADBS), 2004. ISBN 2-84365-073-9

Garcia Marco, F. H. & Agustin Lacruz, M. C. (2000) Educating the information professional of the 21st century: A ten-point proposal based on the Spanish context. Education for Information; 18 (2/3), 141 – 154.

González Geraldo, J. L., Ferrándiz Vindel, I. M., Bordallo Jaén, A. M. 2010. New Times, New Ways Of Teaching And Learning: Perception Of The EHEA And Pedagogical Discussion. American Journal of Business Education; 2010; 3, 13, pp. 27 -31

Górniak, J. [red.] (2013). Młodość czy doświadczenie? Kapitał ludzki w Polsce. Warszawa: Polska Agencja Rozwoju Przedsiębiorczości, 2013. ISBN 9788376331706

Halász, G. & Michel, A. (2011). Key Competences in Europe: interpretation, policy formulation and implementation. European Journal of Education. 46 (3), 289 – 306.

Institute of Information and Library Science of the Jagiellonian University. Retrieved June 25, 2013, from http://www.inib.uj.edu.pl/

Jachimczyk A. 2013. Obowiązki i kompetencje przedstawicieli zawodów informacyjnych. Perspektywa pracodawcy. Przegląd Biblioteczny, 2/2013.

Kajberg L., & Lørring L. (Eds.). (2005). European Curriculum Reflections on Library and Information Science Education. Copenhagen, The Royal School of Library and Information Science. Retrieved June 17, 2013, from http://www.library.utt.ro/LIS_Bologna.pdf

Pérez-Montoro, M. & Tammaro A. M. (2012). Outcomes of the Bologna Process in LIS higher education: Comparing two programs in Europe The International Information & Library Review, Volume 44, Issue 4, 2012, pp. 233–242.

Royal School of Library and Information Science at University of Copenhagen. Retrieved June 25, 2013, from http://www.iva.dk/english/

Salas Velasco, M., Sánchez Martínez, M.T., & Rodríguez Ferrero, N. (2012). Developing Generic Competences in the European Higher Education Area: a proposal for teaching the principles of economics. European Journal of Education, 47(3), 462 – 476.

Santa, R. 2011. Student Centred Learning and Bologna Process. Journal of the European Higher Education Area, 2011, No.1, pp. 107 -126

Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at the University of Borås. Retrieved June 25, 2013, from http://www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Library-and-Information-Science-SSLIS/

Varalakshmi, R. S. R. (2006). Educating 21st Century LIS Professionals-Needs and Expectations. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, Vol. 47, No. 3

Wolske, M. (2013). LIS Education Q&A with Martin Wolske, 2011 LJ Teaching Award Winner. Retrieved October 25, 2013, from: http://www.lis.illinois.edu/articles/2013/03/lis-education-qa-martin-wolske-2011-lj-teaching-award-winner


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.