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1 Library and Information Science Education and Skills in the Knowledge Era

2 Social Dynamics Agrarian Society Industrial Society Post-Industrial Society/ Information Society Knowledge Society

3 LIS Education: Changing Paradigms Librarianship-Library and Information Science- Information and Library Studies-Information Studies Impact of Information and Society-Knowledge Society Advances in Information and Communication technology and Application in LICs and LIS Education and Training Role 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 Professionals Traditional Library to Digital Library Library Cooperation to Resource Sharing Networks/Consortia Collection Development to Content Development Conventional Education to Web-Based Education Information Society-Knowledge Society Establishment 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 Development Competencies 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 Library Growth, 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 Consortia INFLIBNET,DELNET and Many Other Local Library Networks Library Consortia-UGC-Infonet E-Journal Consortium, INDEST,NCSI,HELNET

8 Collection Development - Content Development Acquisition-Collection Development-Information Resource Development Cotent Development Content Development in Electronic Development Formats and Standards Legal Issues

9 Conventional Education - Web- Based Education Conventional Learning-Web Based Learning/E- Learning E-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 21 st century learning environment

10 Information Society-Knowledge Society Information Society- Information Knowledge Society Information and Knowledge Knowledge Management-Collect, Organize and Disseminate Information and Knowledge UN Initiative in World Submit on Information Society with emphasis on Connect the World by 2015 International Telecommunication Union recognized Indias 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 India Emphasis on Brain Power-More Powerful than Military and Economic Power of a Nation India Recognizes Building Knowledge Economy as Knowledge Society-The only way to challenges of Globalization and 21 st 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, Global Information Economics, Economics of Information, Information as Economic Resource. National Information Policy Information Literacy. Right to Information.

13 B. Knowledge Society: Definition, Characteristics and Components. Knowledge Economy and Knowledge Industry Knowledge Management National 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 Research Conventional 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-Resources Resource 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 Services Library Consortia. Management of Library and Information Networks and Consortia.

17 F.Digitization Digitization: Need, Methods and Equipments. Digital Library: Components, Digital Library Initiatives in India, Open Access Initiative Library 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 seeking understand 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 organisation enable 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 products design 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 literacy understand 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 Legal Balancing Education and Practice, Research Need for National Accreditation Agency Internationalization of Education

25 Academic-Management- Technological- Legal Issues Academic-Need based Curriculum and Syllabus Enriching Professional Knowledge Management-Scientific Management and skills associated, Management of new Technology and Communication Skills Technological-Competency to Handle Sophisticated Technology in an automated, Networked and Virtual environment Legal-Copy Right/IPR, Cyber Laws

26 Balancing Education and Practice, Research LIS Educators, Researchers and Practitioners to identify Thrust Areas of Education and Research Provide Future Direction Keeping in view Potential Market Demand Coordination among the Three Groups

27 Need for National Accreditation Agency National Accreditation Agency for Quality Assurance and Achieve Standards of Excellence Allowing LIS Courses and Degree Holders at par with International Standard Presently 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 Market Radical 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 Curriculum Competent Faculty Instructional Technology Support Learning Resources (Print –Electronic and Web based) Continuing Education Programs System of Continuous Evaluation Adequate Financial Support

30 Role of LIS Educators To cope up with Issues and Challenges as Professional Obligation Balancing Tradition and Technology Creativity, innovations in Teaching, Learning and Research lie with Educators in the Transfer of Knowledge Ability or Capacity to Use and Exploit E- Resources and Its Management

31 Conclusion 21 st Century compelled Library professionals to Information Professionals through Education for Information International initiatives and Developments forced the Developing Countries to keep pace with such Developments LIS Schools and Educators must be committed to act as qualitative Problem Solvers and Effective Information Managers Possessing 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 Science Mizoram University ( A Central University) Aizawl,India


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