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Project Resources

This section contains resources produced during the course of the project such as discussion papers, reports and publications. The final project report to the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) and the Framework for the Education of the Information Professions in Australia will be published here. Details of various dissemination activities undertaken during the project are also provided.

These resources are designed to facilitate sharing and dissemination of information regarding LIS education issues in Australia. Comments and questions about these resources are both encouraged and welcome and can be submitted through the feedback section of the project website or to the Project Leader, Professor Helen Partridge at h.partridge@qut.edu.au.

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Final Project Report

The Final Report 2011 provides the main findings and observations from the project and a Framework for the Education of the Information Professions in Australia. The framework presents eleven recommendations to progress the national approach to LIS education and guide Australia’s future education for the information professions and will be used by the LIS profession, most notably its educators, as strategic directions for the future of LIS education in Australia (PDF, 2,771 KB).

Discussion Papers

  • Discussion Paper Three: A Profile of the Australian information workforce (PDF, 1,070 KB). This paper provides a profile of the Australian information workforce as indicated by a job advertisements analysis. It is the third in a series of papers to be released progressively during the course of the project exploring future directions for Australian library and information science (LIS) education.
  • Discussion Paper Two: A Profile of Australia's Information Educators (PDF, 979 KB). This paper provides preliminary findings from a recent study aimed at establishing a profile of Australia’s information educators. It is the second in a series of papers to be released progressively during the course of the project exploring future directions for Australian library and information science (LIS) education.
  • Discussion Paper One: Project Summary (PDF, 247 KB). This paper provides an overview of the intended directions of the project. It is the first in a series of papers to be released progressively during the course of the project exploring future directions for Australian library and information science (LIS) education.

Conference Presentations

Invited Presentations

  • ALIA LIS Higher Educators Forum, Canberra, Australia. 21 January 2010.
  • Public Libraries Victoria Network, Melbourne, Australia. 17 March 2010.
  • ALIA Roundtable 2010: Compelling issues for Australian Libraries, Canberra, Australia. 20 May 2010.
  • Japan Association of Library and Information Science, Tokyo, Japan. 24 February 2011.
  • ALIA LIS Higher Educators Forum, Brisbane, Australia. 11 May 2011.
  • ALIA Roundtable 2011: Future of the Profession, Canberra, Australia. 19 May 2011.

Publications

  • Educating our future profession: towards cohesive and sustainable library and information science education in Australia. inCite, the news magazine of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Jan/Feb 2010.
  • Educating our future profession: towards cohesive and sustainable library and information science education in Australia. IFLA SET Bulletin (Section for Education and Training). July 2010.
  • Too much information? Campus Review. 5 July 2010.
  • Charting Future Directions: towards cohesive and sustainable library and information science education in Australia. Satellite event hosted by the Education and Training Section & Library Theory and Research Section to the 2010 IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Boras, Sweden, 8-9 August 2010.
  • Re-conceptualising and re-positioning Australian Library and Information Science Education for the twenty-first century ... a project update. inCite, the news magazine of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). October 2010.
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