Presentation on theme: "Post-Industrial Society/"— Presentation transcript:
1 Library and Information Science Education and Skills in the Knowledge Era
2 Post-Industrial Society/ Social DynamicsAgrarian SocietyIndustrial SocietyPost-Industrial Society/Information SocietyKnowledge Society
3 LIS Education: Changing Paradigms Librarianship-Library and Information Science-Information and Library Studies-Information StudiesImpact of Information and Society-Knowledge SocietyAdvances in Information and Communication technology and Application in LICs and LIS Education and TrainingRole of LIS Educators in Creating Appropriate Human Resources
4 Recent Trends and Developments Primary Focus on Professional Knowledge and Skills (Technology, Management and Communication)Library Professionals to Information ProfessionalsTraditional Library to Digital LibraryLibrary Cooperation to Resource Sharing Networks/ConsortiaCollection Development to Content DevelopmentConventional Education to Web-Based EducationInformation Society-Knowledge SocietyEstablishment of Knowledge Commission
5 Library Professionals to Information Professionals Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)Information Management Skills( Library Automation, Networking, Design and Development of Information System, Networking, Internet, Digitization, Content DevelopmentCompetencies of Information Professionals (Managing and Organizing Information Resources and Services, Applying Information Tools and Technologies)
6 Traditional Library – Digital Library Traditional Library-Automated Library-Electronic Library-Digital LibraryGrowth, Development and Popularity of Internet Library( Access, Content and Cost)Digital Library Initiatives in India (Parliament, INSA, IIT,NISCAIR)
7 Library Cooperation to Resource Sharing Networks/Consortia Library Cooperation-Library Networks-Library ConsortiaINFLIBNET,DELNET and Many Other Local Library NetworksLibrary Consortia-UGC-Infonet E-Journal Consortium, INDEST,NCSI,HELNET
8 Collection Development - Content Development Acquisition-Collection Development-Information Resource Development Cotent DevelopmentContent Development in Electronic DevelopmentFormats and StandardsLegal Issues
9 Conventional Education - Web-Based Education Conventional Learning-Web Based Learning/E-LearningE-learning Provides:-increasing access to learning resources-interactive teaching and learning environment-increasing student convenience-reducing educational delivery cost-developing a scholarship of web based pedagogy-providing 21st century learning environment
10 Information Society-Knowledge Society Information Society- “Information”Knowledge Society “Information and Knowledge”Knowledge Management-Collect, Organize and Disseminate Information and KnowledgeUN Initiative in World Submit on “Information Society” with emphasis on “Connect the World by 2015”International Telecommunication Union recognized India’s mission 2007:Every Village a Knowledge Center as a Flagship of the “Connect the World Movement”
11 Establishment of Knowledge Commission Establishment of Knowledge Commission in IndiaEmphasis on “Brain Power’-More Powerful than Military and Economic Power of a NationIndia Recognizes Building Knowledge Economy as “Knowledge Society”-The only way to challenges of “Globalization and 21st Century”Role of Public Libraries as “Knowledge Centers”
12 Information and Knowledge Society: LIS Perspective A. Information Society:Information Society: Attributes, Characteristics & Components.Information Infrastructure: National, GlobalInformation Economics, Economics of Information, Information as Economic Resource.National Information PolicyInformation Literacy.Right to Information.
13 B. Knowledge Society:Definition, Characteristics and Components.Knowledge Economy and Knowledge IndustryKnowledge ManagementNational Knowledge Commission.Libraries as Gateways to Knowledge.Towards a Knowledge Society and Role of Knowledge Professionals.
14 C. Trends and Developments: Role of Information in Planning, Decision Making, Innovations and National Development.Impact of Information and Knowledge Society on Education, Training and ResearchConventional Vs Web Based Learning.Recent Trends and Developments in LIS Education and Research.Impact of ICT on Societal and National Development.
15 d) Library and Information Management Technology: Resource Management and Development: Human, Financial and E-ResourcesResource Mobilization and Outsourcing.Information Marketing.Disaster Management.Digital Information Resources Management.
16 E. Library Networks and Consortia Networks and Networking: Types, Hardware/Software Requirements.Data Networks and Library & Information Networks.Networked Based Library and Information ServicesLibrary Consortia.Management of Library and Information Networks and Consortia.
17 DigitizationDigitization: Need, Methods and Equipments.Digital Library: Components, Digital Library Initiatives in India, Open Access InitiativeLibrary Website: Design and Maintenance.Content Development: Concept, Scope, Content Organization, Content Analysis, Web Based Content Development: HTML, XML, HTTP, PDF, Acrobat.Legal Issues: Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights in Electronic Environment.
18 Developing Skills and Competencies understand and interpret the contexts in which information is originated, stored, organised, retrieved, disseminated and used;comprehend the legal and policy issues that are associated with,visualise future directions and prepare a roadmap to provide the most effective and efficient library and information services to the users in the 21st century
19 Skills and Competencies :Core Areas (i) Information seekingunderstand and investigate how information is effectively sought and utilised;identify and investigate information needs and information seeking behaviour of the users community
20 (ii) Information infrastructure understand the importance of information architecture to determine the structure, design and flows of information;forecast, plan, facilitate and evaluate appropriate resource management to library and information services.(iii) Information organisationenable information access and use through systematic and user-centred description, categorisation, storage, preservation and retrieval.
21 iv) Information access provide and promote free and equitable access to information and client services;facilitate the acquisition, licensing or creation of information in a range of media and formats.(v) Information services, sources and productsdesign and deliver customised information services and products;assess the value and effectiveness of library and information facilities, products and services;
22 market library and information services; identify and evaluate information services, sources and products to determine their relevance to the information needs of users;use research skills to provide appropriate information to clients.(vi) Information literacyunderstand the need to develop information skills of the user community;facilitate the development of information literacy and the ability to critically evaluate information.
23 Generic skills effective communication skills; professional ethical standards and social responsibility;project management skills;critical, reflective, and creative thinking;problem-solving skills;ability to build partnerships and alliances;(Public Private Partnership)effective team relationship skills;self management skills;a commitment to life-long learning;relevant information and communications technology and technology application skills;appropriate information literacy skills.
24 Issues Before LIS Educators Academic, Management, Technological and LegalBalancing Education and Practice, ResearchNeed for National Accreditation AgencyInternationalization of Education
25 Academic-Management-Technological- Legal Issues Academic-Need based Curriculum and Syllabus Enriching Professional KnowledgeManagement-Scientific Management and skills associated, Management of new Technology and Communication SkillsTechnological-Competency to Handle Sophisticated Technology in an automated, Networked and Virtual environmentLegal-Copy Right/IPR, Cyber Laws
26 Balancing Education and Practice, Research LIS Educators, Researchers and Practitioners to identify Thrust Areas of Education and ResearchProvide Future Direction Keeping in view Potential Market DemandCoordination among the Three Groups
27 Need for National Accreditation Agency National Accreditation Agency for Quality Assurance and Achieve Standards of ExcellenceAllowing LIS Courses and Degree Holders at par with International StandardPresently in India-Medical Council (Medical education), Bar Council (Legal education), AICTE (Technical education), AICTE (Teacher Education)Need for National Council in LIS Education
28 Internationalization of Education Reorienting LIS Professionals and Create competition in the National/Global MarketRadical Change in LIS Curriculum and syllabus keeping in view the need of Information Workforce in the National/Global Market
29 Challenges Before LIS Educators Need Based CurriculumCompetent FacultyInstructional Technology SupportLearning Resources (Print –Electronic and Web based)Continuing Education ProgramsSystem of Continuous EvaluationAdequate Financial Support
30 Role of LIS EducatorsTo cope up with Issues and Challenges as Professional ObligationBalancing “Tradition and Technology”Creativity, innovations in Teaching, Learning and Research lie with Educators in the Transfer of KnowledgeAbility or Capacity to Use and Exploit E-Resources and Its Management
31 Conclusion21st Century compelled Library professionals to Information Professionals through “Education for Information”International initiatives and Developments forced the Developing Countries to keep pace with such DevelopmentsLIS Schools and Educators must be committed to act as qualitative Problem Solvers and Effective Information ManagersPossessing broad range of capabilities to meet the highest demand in the information sectors(academic, corporate, government) to meet the challenges in new millennium.Quality Assurance is not the Destination but a journey to continuously improve.
32 Thank You All Dr Pravakar Rath Professor Department of Library and Information ScienceMizoram University( A Central University)Aizawl,India
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