International LIS and LIS Education Organizations

The following organizations have a robust web presence and are good places to hunt down current news and events about LIS and LIS education globally: 

LIS Education Journals

Future of LIS Education

International and Comparative Librarianship

LIS Education – Specializations

  • Abdullahi, I., Kajberg, L., & Virkus, S. (2007). Internationalization of LIS education in Europe and North America. New Library World, 108(1/2), 7-24.
  • Abubakar, B. M. (2021). Library and Information Science (LIS) Education in Nigeria: Emerging Trends, Challenges and Expectations in the Digital Age. Journal of Balkan Libraries Union, 8(1), 57-67.
  • Al‐Aufi, A. S., & Lor, P. J. (2012). Development of Arabic library and information science: An analysis utilizing Whitley’s theory of the intellectual and social organization of sciences. Journal of Documentation.
  • Alenzuela, R., & Kim, H. (2020). Globalization in LIS Education: Perspectives From iSchools in South Korea and the Philippines. In Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 178-206). IGI Global.
  • Alenzuela, R., & Terry, M. A. (2020). Diversity, Indigenous Knowledge, and LIS Pedagogy: Conceptualizing Formal Education in Library and Information Studies in Vanuatu. In Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 50-77). IGI Global.
  • Asundi, A. Y., & Karisiddappa, C. R. (2007). Library and information science education in India: International perspectives with special reference to developing countries. DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology, 27(2), 5.
  • Audunson, R. A., & Shuva, N. Z. (2016). Digital library education in Europe: a survey. SAGE Open, 6(1), 2158244015622538.
  • Baker-Gardner, R. (2021). Graduate Students’ Perception of a New Online Library and Information Science Program at a Regional Library School in the Caribbean: A Preliminary Investigation. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, e20200101.
  • Boamah, E. (2019). A Reflection on the Development of an Erasmus Mundus Digital Library Learning (DILL) Programme. International Information & Library Review, 51(2), 151-162.
  • Chancellor, R. L. (2018). Crossing the globe: Why studying abroad is essential to the future of LIS education. Journal of Education for Library & Information Science, 59(3), 41-52.
  • Chen, H. L., Aparac‐Jelušić, T., Fourie, I., Hirsh, S., & Huang, R. (2017). How international is your LIS/IS program in the global higher education era?. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 54(1), 549-553.
  • Cherry, J. M., Freund, L., & Duff, W. M. (2013). Students’ perceptions of information programs in Canada. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 174-190.
  • CLN, J. O. A., & CLN, J. A. N. (2019). Survey of Library and Information Science Education in Nigeria: The Case of Two LIS Schools. Library Philosophy and Practice, 1-17.
  • Dali, K., & Caidi, N. (2016). A two-way street: Building the recruitment narrative in LIS programs. New Library World.
  • Engseth, E. (2021). Global competency and international mindedness in LIS education. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, e20200104.
  • Goodsett, M. (2018). Exploring culminating experiences: Bridging the gap between theory and practice in LIS education. In Re-envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education. Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Gruszka, Z. (2020). Institutional contexts of LIS education in Poland. Education for Information, 36(4), 457-469.
  • Harris-Byrne, S., & Wikman, M. (2020). Engaging Students through Collaborative Projects and International Higher Education Partnerships. In Improving Classroom Engagement and International Development Programs: International Perspectives on Humanizing Higher Education. Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Hickok, J. (2020). The Changing Curricula of LIS Education in Southeast Asia. In Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (pp. 103-130). IGI Global.
  • Hossain, M. A., & Sormunen, E. (2019). ICT skills of Library and Information Science (LIS) students in Bangladesh. International Information & Library Review, 51(4), 285-299.
  • Howard, K. (2010, August). New paradigm, new educational requirements? Australian viewpoints on education for digital libraries. In 76th IFLA World Library and Information Congress.
  • Iribe Ramirez, Y., & Tari, M. (2020). “I find myself wondering why I wanted to do this:” Identifying barriers for students of color in the LIS field. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 57(1), e419.
  • Jelušić, T. A. (2017). Education for digital libraries: from European perspective. Libellarium: journal for the research of writing, books, and cultural heritage institutions, 9(2).
  • Khanchandani, V. (2019). LIS education in India: emerging trends and challenges. Library Herald, 57(3), 315-326.
  • Koltay, T., & Boda, I. (2008). Digital library issues in Hungarian LIS curricula: Examples from three library schools. Library Review.
  • Maestro, R. S., Ramos-Eclevia, M., Eclevia Jr, C. L., & Fredeluces, J. C. L. (2018). Teaching diversity, becoming inclusive: Perspectives and possibilities in ASEAN library and information science schools. Journal of the australian library and information association, 67(2), 96-115.
  • Malik, A., & Ameen, K. (2020). The employment landscape and LIS education in Pakistan: challenges and prospects. Global Knowledge, Memory and Communication.
  • Malik, A., & Ameen, K. (2021). Appraising the Current Status, Issues and Challenges of Library and Information Faculty Members in the Universities of Pakistan. International Information & Library Review, 53(2), 187-198.
  • Marcum, Deanna. Educating the Research Librarian: Are We Falling Short? May 7, 2015.
  • Mehra, B., & Curtin, L. (2019). How international are we? Mapping of “global” intersections in the LIS curriculum. Curriculum.
  • Mo, Y., Seon, E., Park, G., & Kim, H. (2019). Course analysis of library and information science in Korea. Information, 11(1), 19.
  • Munyoro, P. K., & Mutula, S. (2018). Impact of ICT Integration into the LIS Curricula in Zimbabwe. Mousaion, 36(1).
  • Nakamura, Y., & Morita, E. (2019, October). International Collaboration in School Library Education Programs: Needs and Requirements. In IASL Annual Conference Proceedings.
  • Ndumu, A., & Betts-Green, C. (2018). First impressions: A review of diversity-related content on North American LIS program websites. The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI), 2(3).
  • Oguz, F., Chu, C. M., & Chow, A. S. (2015). Studying online: Student motivations and experiences in ALA-accredited LIS programs. Journal of education for Library and Information Science, 56(3), 213-231.
  • Okeji, C. C., & Mayowa-Adebara, O. (2020). An evaluation of digital library education in library and information science curriculum in Nigerian universities. Digital Library Perspectives.
  • Raju, J. (2020). Future LIS education and evolving global competency requirements for the digital information environment: an epistemological overview. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 61(3), 342-356.
  • Robinson, L., & Bawden, D. (2010). Information (and library) science at City University London; 50 years of educational development. Journal of Information Science, 36(5), 631-654.
  • Robinson, L., & Bawden, D. (2013). ‘So wide and varied’: the origins and character of British information science. Journal of Information Science, 39(6), 754-763.
  • Rukwaro, M. W., & Bii, H. (2016). Library and information science (LIS) education and training in Kenya: Emergence, evolution, challenges and opportunities.
  • Shan, S. M., Gul, S., & Shah, T. A. (2020). Digital Library Education in India: present status with a view to frame a future model curriculum.
  • Sibiya, T., & Shongwe, M. (2021). South African Library and Information Science (LIS) Students’ Perceptions, Motivations and Reasons for Enrolling in the LIS Program. Libri, 71(2), 159-170.
  • Smith, A. J. The evolution of experiential learning for diversity education in a library science program through short-term global experiences. Uluslararası medeniyet çalışmaları dergisi, 1(1), 163-170.
  • Xue, C., Wu, X., Zhu, L., & Chu, H. (2019). Challenges in LIS education in China and the United States. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 60(1), 35-61.
  • Yadav, A. K. (2021). An Evaluation of Library and Information Science Curricula and Professional Perspectives in India. International Information & Library Review, 1-13.

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