Education and Training Section

Division: Support of the Profession

The Section focuses on education and training for library and information science professionals based on research and professional practice. It serves library and information science educators, practitioners and managers with training responsibilities. Appropriately educated, adequately trained, continually learning professionals are a requirement for effective and efficient information services. Education and training for library and information services concerns all IFLA's Divisions and requires cooperation with them and other international and inter-regional associations which have a related mission. Of special interest to the Section is the state of library and information science education and training in developing countries.

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This Section is sponsoring: LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group.

Education and Training, Sections

Last update: 24 May 2019

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Education and Training with Library Theory and Research Section and Information Technology Satellite Meeting in Italy

Transforming LIS education for professionals in a global information world: digital inclusion, social inclusion and lifelong learning Date: 30-31 August 2019 Satellite meeting in the Vatican Library and Library School, Rome (Vatican City)

5 February 2019

Call for Papers "LIS Education Role in Libraries Dialogue for Change" for WLIC in Athens Greece Aug. 24-30

The IFLA Education and Training Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019. This session’s objective is to provide comprehensive coverage of new techniques, infrastructure, and academic and professional aspects for LIS future development.

3 February 2019

SET Programs at WLIC in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

SET Programs for WLIC 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 schedule

4 July 2018