The What? and How? of education and training for information professionals in a changing world: some experiences from Wales, Slovakia and the Asia-Pacific region

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Abstract

Following a description of the changing roles of library and information professionals, this paper will cover the issues of the What? and How? of education and training courses for such professionals, and the developments of distance learning programmes and virtual learning environments . Finally, case studies based on the author’s experiences in education and training programmes in Wales, Slovakia and in the Asia-Pacific region will be described. Such courses are examples of attempts to ensure that current library and information professionals are well prepared to meet the challenges of the future.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Information Science
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

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