This book reviews and examines the quality assurance systems of Library and Information Science (LIS) education in a variety countries and regions, including Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe.
Globalization of education has caused the number of LIS professionals working in every region of the world to increase greatly. In order to be qualified as an LIS professional worldwide as well as in a local area, it is imperative that there exists a global standard of quality assurance systems for LIS practitioners. This book provides such a standard and ranks specific systems and educational programs worldwide.
With contributions from leading researchers and scholars in a variety of regions across the globe, this book will prove an invaluable resource for professionals and educators of LIS education
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Makiko Miwa is a Professor and Chair of the International Committee at the Open University of Japan. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Shizuko Miyahara is a lecturer at Sagami Women's University, Kanagawa, Japan. She received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Table of Contents
Part I: Background of the Quality Assurance in the LIS Field.- GlobaLIS: Toward the Regional Cooperation in the Education of Library and Information Professionals in the Asia-Pacific Region.-Regional Quality Assurance System for Higher Education in Southeast Asia.-International Developments in School Library Studies: A Report on the School Library Initiatives for Asia & Pacific (SLAP) Forum.-Part II. Country Report: LIS Education and Quality Assurance System in Asia-Pacific.-Is the GALÁPAGOS Phenomenon Over? : Second Consideration of Japanese LIS Education in the International Setting.-Qualitatively maintaining library and information science education in China.- LIS Education and Quality Assurance System in Asia-Pacific: Taiwan.- LIS Education and Quality Assurance System in Asia-Pacific: Malaysia.- LIS Education: Quality Assurance System in the Philippines.- LIS Education and Quality Assurance System in Asia-Pacific Region Thailand: Recent trends and issues.- LIS Education and Quality Assurance System in Asia Pacific: Indonesia.- Part III. Regional Quality Assurance System of LIS Education.- Current Trends of Quality Assurance Models in LIS Education.- Accreditation in North America, A unique Quality Assurance Program.- Accreditation Processes in Latin America: AN Exploration into the Cases of Library and Information Science (LIS) Programs in Mexico, Colombia, and COSTA RICA.- The Diversity of LIS Programs in Southeast Asia.- Regional Quality Assurance System: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Member Nations in Middle East.