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Information Impact: Journal of Information and Knowledge Management

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Implications of information technology on the training of library and information science professionals in Nigeria: an analysis of the curricula of some selected library schools

Jacob T. Hundu, Ijeoma Anaele

Abstract


The advancement in information and communication technology has brought a lot of changes not only on the library and information services but also on the roles and expectations of the professionals. As a librarian one is expected to do more and more with fewer and fewer people. Therefore, it is important that there is a new change in perspective. As the saying goes, change or perish. This paper attempts to understand what a successful, relevant and dynamic library and information professionals must be in this Information Age. It also focuses on the issues, trends and challenges in preparing new era professionals. Curriculum pertaining to the development of the 21st century library and information professionals is also discussed.

Keywords: information technology, information architecture, curriculum, professional training




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