Resources

Our Resource Arsenal

This speaks on the project resources. That is the workforce, capital and materials involved throughout implementing the project. All resources engaged in implementing the project are put up here to enable easy and faster dissemination of information on education issues related to Library and Information Science.

Our human resources are our team members headed by Professor Helen Partridge from the Queensland University of Technology. Others include Dr Hilary Hughes from the same university and Associate Professor Philips Hider from Charles Sturt University, Barbara Combes from Edith Cowan University. You can check their full profiles as listed on the “Team members” web page. They are in charge of overseeing the whole project. They work hand in hand with others, for instance, the project reference group.

Among our material resources are research papers and findings, experimental results and periodical publications.

One of our project resources is the “Final Project Report” of 2011. The report concerns research results from the project and creating a structure for carrying out the project. In furtherance of the goals to improve on Library and Information Science studies in Australia and the world, about eleven recommendations were proffered to the council to be utilised by the reference group.

Three distinct discussion papers highlighted the profile of Australian Information workers, educators and summary of the project. The Australian Information workers’ profile was gotten through an analysis of a job advertisement. On the other hand, the educators’ profile is founded from a study carried out. It is the second of papers released during the project after the first of the series, which was a summary of the project.

The third resources employed are Conference Presentations. The council gathered information from nine conferences in total, including workshops on LIS education for the 21st century in 2010: changing trends in LIS Jobs advertisements in 2004 and 2010 respectively and creating synergies towards holistic professional education. These conferences include those held outside Australia.

There are also Invited Presentations such as Melbourne’s public libraries victoria network, 2010’s ALIA LIS Higher Educators Forum and ALIA roundtable presentation in May 2011.

Finally, we have our publications which are currently four in numbers with the following titles:

  • Educating our future profession: towards cohesive and sustainable Library and information science education in Australia (published in January/ February 2010)
  • Educating our future profession: towards cohesive and sustainable Library and information science education in Australia (published in July 2010)
  • Too much Information (published in July 2010)
  • Charting Future Directions: towards cohesive and sustainable Library and information science education in Australia (published between 8th and 9th of August 2010)
  • Re-conceptualizing and Re-positioning Australian Library and Information Science Education for the twenty-first century (Published in October 2010)

We love and encourage feedbacks and therefore, would like to receive your comments and questions regarding our project resources. This can be submitted via the feedback icon or by sending a mail to Professor Helen Partridge; the project leader via h.patridge@qut.edu.au. Also, you can subscribe to our mail letters or news feed on our home page. You will be notified of consequent updates on the release of new project resources.