Research and Publications

The IFLA Building Strong Library and Information Science Education (BSLISE) Working Group conducts research to learn about LIS education across the globe in order to understand and identify ways to strength the international quality of LIS education.

Its first research project is an international study to learn the differing qualification requirements (education, certification, individual credentialing system) for library and information “professional” practice in order to develop a better understanding of the equivalence of credentials and the role of LIS education. To learn more about this International Survey on Professional Entry Requirements, go here.  The online survey is available in multiple languages (see the translations page for Arabic and Chinese versions of the survey).

Južnič, Primož, Renon, Flavia, and Heco, Tilen. “Towards Building Strong LIS Education: Preliminary Findings from an International Environmental Scan of LIS Education, Certification, and Professional Identity (European Focus).” FEIS (International Symposium on the Future of Education in Information Science) – International Symposium organized by EINFOSE (European Information Science Education: Encouraging Mobility and Learning Outcomes Harmonization) 2018, Pisa, Italy, 10-11 September 2018, http://einfose.ffos.hr/feis-2018/proceedings.
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IFLA BSLISE Working Group (2018). Building Strong LIS Education: A Call to Global and Local Action – An IFLA BSLISE Working Group White Paper. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Libraries. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15641/0-7992-2542-6

Chu, Clara M., Raju, Jaya, and Južnič, Primož.  “Contributing to Research on LIS Education: The First Year of the IFLA BSLISE Working Group,” Library Theory and Research Section Newsletter, July 2017; pp. 4-6.
– On behalf of the IFLA Building Strong LIS Education (BSLISE) Working Group

Chu, Clara M., Raju, Jaya, and Južnič, Primož.  “Building Strong LIS Education (BSLISE): The First Year of the IFLA BSLISE Working Group,” SET Bulletin, July 2017; pp. 3-6.
– On behalf of the IFLA Building Strong LIS Education (BSLISE) Working Group

BSLISE submitted a proposal for the WLIC this year and was approved to present on “Working together to develop an international framework for quality assessment and qualification in the library and information profession: Engagement, connections, pathways and hurdles.” Be sure to catch the presentation in Dublin this August!

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