Paraprofessional library education in Canada: an environmental scan

  • Title: Paraprofessional library education in Canada: an environmental scan
    Author: Erickson, Norene; Shamchuk, Lisa
    Year: 2017
    Keyword(s): library technician, library education
    Description: Get an overview of the development, current state, and potential future trends of paraprofessional library education in Canada. During this session, we’ll present an environmental scan of the current English-speaking, diploma programs available in Canada that train library technicians. We will investigate topic coverage of library diploma curricula to identify patterns and relationships among the paraprofessional education programs, and examine any evidence of a shift in educational outcomes for these traditionally vocational-focused programs.
    Notes: Presented on February 3, 2017 at the Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference in Toronto, ON.
    Peer Reviewed: Yes
    Type of Item: Conference Materials
    Language: English

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