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Entry into the Library and Information Industry: Choices and Decisions

Murray, Janet and Carroll, Mary (2010) Entry into the Library and Information Industry: Choices and Decisions. Australian Academic and Research Libraries, 41 (1). pp. 14-25. ISSN 0004-8623

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Abstract

The reasons why students who already hold a tertiary qualification and wish to pursue a career in librarianship/ information management choose to undertake a VET LIS para-professional qualification in preference to a postgraduate qualification in LIS have received little formal attention. This paper reports the results of research undertaken to investigate the underlying motivation of such students. The methodology included a survey of current students undertaking VET LIS paraprofessional qualifications at Australian educational institutions and an analysis of statistical data from the VET sector. Recommendations will be presented on how the profession should address the entry points into the profession in light of changes to government funding of VET programs and the current economic climate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID21677, library education, Australian educational, education research, information resources management, study and teaching, vocational education, research, methodology, academic libraries, librarians, vocational guidance
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0807 Library and Information Studies
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 03:47
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2012 07:05
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7178
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