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Exploring Education for Digital Librarians by Anna Maria Tammaro, Sue Myburgh

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Preface

There is little doubt that the preparation of the next generation has long occupied the minds of information professionals, no matter what their area of research or praxis. This has been increasingly stimulated by the rapid growth of technological interconnectivity over the past twenty or so years, making the future seem volatile and unpredictable. Sadly, the paradigm for education for library and information science (LIS) has not shifted nearly as much as the paradigm of practice in libraries, records centres, archives, museums and galleries. The compulsion to create, maintain and exemplify what information professionals are and what they do has mostly comprised adjusting courses in curricula, offering more options, sticking to what ...

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