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).