IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 1
Library and Information Science
Education in Germany
Ulrike St...
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Agenda
1. How to become a librarian?
• The German education sy...
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1 – How to become a librarian?
IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 4
Education in Germany…
in general, pupils graduate from high-sc...
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Education in Germany…
after school:
below higher education lev...
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Education in Germany…
Higher education structure:
• most progr...
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How to become a librarian?
3 ways to work in a library if you ...
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No 1: dual education
… after 10 years  dual education: FAMI
2...
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No 2: study LIS
… after 12 years  study: bachelor/master/PhD ...
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No 3: „legacy“ academic career
… after university (Master/PhD...
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The German public service system
high level service
(E13-E15…...
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The German Library job market 2012
Public Libraries
(systems)...
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The German Library job market 2012
official job statistics, S...
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2 - LIS Education in Germany
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Scope and subjects
Focus on Information science:
How do peopl...
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Institutions
Library and Information science
Universities of ...
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Institutions
Information Science
• Düsseldorf University
• Hi...
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3 - The Berlin School of Library and Information Science
at H...
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Berlin School of LIS
The oldest School of Library and Informa...
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Who are the iSchools?
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Who are the iSchools?
55 schools researching & teaching infor...
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Who are the iSchools?
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Who can join the iSchools?
Schools joining the iSchools have ...
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iSchools PR?
one annual conference called iConference
• 2014 ...
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Professors at IBI
Vivien Petras
Information Retrieval
Konrad ...
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Research projects at IBI
• Digital Manuscripts to Europeana -...
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Digital Manuscripts to Europeana (DM2E)
dm2e.eu
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National Hosting
• develop a strategy for national storage an...
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Image – Knowledge - Gestaltung
IBI participation in Humboldt ...
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re3data.org
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Study programmes at IBI
• Bachelor of Arts – Library and Info...
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BA LIS
aim: librarian careers
• for students with a Higher Ed...
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BA LIS
Also obligatory:
7 weeks Internship
elective courses:
...
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InfoMIT
aim: information specialist career, technology specia...
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MA LIS (direct)
aim: management or research careers in LIS
• ...
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MA LIS (direct)
elective courses:
• collections management
• ...
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executive education MA LIS (distance learning)
aim: to prepar...
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executive education MA LIS (distance learning)
ca 40 differen...
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MA Digital Curation (with King‘s College London)
aim: managem...
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MA Digital Curation (with King‘s College London)
elective cou...
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PhD
• IBI is the only institute in Germany to award a PhD
in ...
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In which areas do IBI graduates work? (2011)
Where did all th...
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Thank you for your attention!
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  1. 1. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 1 Library and Information Science Education in Germany Ulrike Stöckel, Ulla Wimmer Berlin School of Library and Information Science June 2014
  2. 2. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 2 Agenda 1. How to become a librarian? • The German education system in a nutshell • 3 (or more) ways to work in a library • The German public service system in a nutshell 2. LIS-Education in Germany • Scope and subjects • Institutions 3. Berlin School of Library and Information Science • profile • programmes
  3. 3. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 3 1 – How to become a librarian?
  4. 4. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 4 Education in Germany… in general, pupils graduate from high-school … after 9-10 years (basic graduation level) … after 10 years (medium grad. level, „O-levels“) … after 12 years (Higher Education qualification level, „Abitur,“ „A-levels“)  16 more or less similar systems: Education is under the legislation of the 16 federal states (Länder)
  5. 5. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 5 Education in Germany… after school: below higher education level: • a good dual education system for on-the-job training and apprenticeships (e.g. 4 days training, 1 day vocational school) higher education level: • majority of study capacity at publicly funded universities • no tuition fees (introduced and abolished in 5-6 states) • financial support (BAFÖG) for students with moderate means  still: social background of parents is the strongest predictor of education level in Germany
  6. 6. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 6 Education in Germany… Higher education structure: • most programmes are Bologna-compliant: Bachelors/Masters level • Universities of Applied Science (Hochschulen) and Universities • BA/MA of Universities and UAS are de jure equal
  7. 7. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 7 How to become a librarian? 3 ways to work in a library if you graduate from school … after 9-10 years   … after 10 years  dual education: FAMI … after 12 years  study: bachelor/master LIS … from university (Master/PhD)  study: additional master /public service degree
  8. 8. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 8 No 1: dual education … after 10 years  dual education: FAMI 2-3 years practical training in a library plus vocational school  „Fachangestellt/r Medien- und Informationsdienste FAMI“ (specialization: library, archive, media) • also often taken by people with Abitur • medium-level tasks in libraries • usually no management positions
  9. 9. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 9 No 2: study LIS … after 12 years  study: bachelor/master/PhD LIS usually taught at Universities of Applied Sciences (exception: IBI/Humboldt) • Bachelor (BA LIS): 6-7 semesters, 180 ECTS • lower or middle management level • Master (MA LIS): 4 semesters, 120 ECTS • de jure: any management position in libraries • PhD in LIS: • only at Humboldt • required for academic careers
  10. 10. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 10 No 3: „legacy“ academic career … after university (Master/PhD)  additional master /public service degree • MA-1 [any other subject] or PhD-1 [any other subject] plus • MA-2 [Library and Information Science] /Public Service Degree: • 1 year training in an academic library • 1 year theoretical education = „academic career librarian“ („WissenschaftlicheR BibliothekarIn“) in public service
  11. 11. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 11 The German public service system high level service (E13-E15…) higher level service (E9-E12) medium level service (E5-E8) basic level service (E1-E4) MA or higher (adacemic career) BA or higher dual education no training any management position in libraries, including large libraries and systems, research projects, departments Public libraries: management positions in small and middle sized libraries, projects or library departments academic libraries: management positions in small branches, medium level tasks medium-level tasks in libraries usually no management positions except for volunteer liibraries simple tasks X XX X X X PL AL
  12. 12. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 12 The German Library job market 2012 Public Libraries (systems) with paid staff Academic Libraries (systems) Special Libraries, Archives, Documentation… No. 2.029 249 ??? Jobs FTE 11.558 10.799 ??? German Library Statistics, 2012 (www.bibliotheksstatistik.de)
  13. 13. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 13 The German Library job market 2012 official job statistics, Sept. 2013 • 1081 people registered as unemployed (ca. 4%) • ca. 28% of employees will retire in the next 10 years men women <25 25-50 >50 >55 gender age
  14. 14. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 14 2 - LIS Education in Germany
  15. 15. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 15 Scope and subjects Focus on Information science: How do people interact with information? Libraries as one specific aspect of information science • Library and Information Science • Library and Information Management
  16. 16. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 16 Institutions Library and Information science Universities of Applied Sciences • Stuttgart Media University (BA, MA) • Cologne (BA, MA) • Hamburg (BA, MA) • Potsdam (BA, MA Doc) • Hannover (BA) • Darmstadt (BSc) • Leipzig (BA, MA) Universities • Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (IBI) – BA, MA, PhD
  17. 17. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 17 Institutions Information Science • Düsseldorf University • Hildesheim University • Siegen University • Erlangen University • IBI
  18. 18. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 18 3 - The Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt Universität (IBI)
  19. 19. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 19 Berlin School of LIS The oldest School of Library and Information Science in Germany • founded 1928 • closed 1934 • re-opened 1955 • merged with the FU-Institute for Library Education in 1994 „Institute of Library Science“ • in danger of being closed 2006 • re-installed, strengthened and refocused as iSchool - School of Library and Information Science - with the call of Michael Seadle • the only German Member of the iSchool caucus • 2014-2016: Michael Seadle is chair of the iSchools group
  20. 20. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 20 Who are the iSchools?
  21. 21. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 21 Who are the iSchools? 55 schools researching & teaching information related fields • formed 1988 as a ‚Gang of Three‘ by University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University and Drexel University • Merged into the ‚Gang of Five‘ in 2001 • Since 2003 the number of members expanded rapidly • Name changed into iSchools • An iCaucus (mainly the first members) established • Today 55 institutions worldwide: • Australia: 3 • Asia: 6 • Europe: 18 • North America: 28
  22. 22. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 22 Who are the iSchools?
  23. 23. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 23 Who can join the iSchools? Schools joining the iSchools have to fulfill some criteria: • PhD Programm • A certain amount of third-party funds • a commitment to progress in the information field iSchools paying a fee of 500$ a year – iCaucus members a fee of 5.000$ a year Applications have to be accepted by the iSchool Membership Commitee
  24. 24. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 24 iSchools PR? one annual conference called iConference • 2014 in Berlin at HU Berlin • 2015 in New Port Beach (US) • 2016 in Drexel (US) Website: www.ischools.org Twitter: @iSchools and @iconf
  25. 25. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 25 Professors at IBI Vivien Petras Information Retrieval Konrad Umlauf Public Libraries Michael Seadle Digital Libraries Peter Schirmbacher Information Management Information behaviour
  26. 26. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 26 Research projects at IBI • Digital Manuscripts to Europeana - DM2E • National Hosting • Bild – Wissen – Gestaltung • re3data.org
  27. 27. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 27 Digital Manuscripts to Europeana (DM2E) dm2e.eu
  28. 28. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 28 National Hosting • develop a strategy for national storage and longterm archiving for publications purchased under national and regional consortia • define standards, requirements and guidelines • choose a system for long term archiving (LOCKSS? Portico?)
  29. 29. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 29 Image – Knowledge - Gestaltung IBI participation in Humboldt Cluster of Excellence https://www.interdisciplinary-laboratory.hu-berlin.de/
  30. 30. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 30 re3data.org
  31. 31. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 31 Study programmes at IBI • Bachelor of Arts – Library and Information Science (LIS) • Bachelor of Arts – Computer and Information Science • Master of Arts – LIS (direct) • Master of Arts – LIS (executive education / distance learming) • Master of Arts – Digital Curation (with King‘s College London) • PhD - LIS
  32. 32. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 32 BA LIS aim: librarian careers • for students with a Higher Education qualification level („Abitur“) • ca. 60-80 students / year • 6 semesters – 180 credits • LIS (120 credits) in combination with a minor subject (60 credits) or the other way around • ALA and CILIP accredited obligatory courses: • Information- and Communicationtechnologies • Electronic publishing • Information and Society • Information Processing • Information Systems and Information Services • Project
  33. 33. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 33 BA LIS Also obligatory: 7 weeks Internship elective courses: • Applied Search for Professional Information • Theory and Systems of Information Databases • Media • Information Behavior and User Research • The Basics of Economics within the Field of Information Science and Librarianship
  34. 34. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 34 InfoMIT aim: information specialist career, technology specialist • for students with a Higher Education qualification level („Abitur“) • ca. 30 students / year • 6 semesters – 180 credits • Combination of LIS and computer science obligatory courses: • Electronic publishing • Information and Society • Information Processing • Information Systems and Information Services • Theory of Computer Science • Algorithms and Data Structure • Basics of Programming • Linear Algebra I • Basics of Database systems
  35. 35. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 35 MA LIS (direct) aim: management or research careers in LIS • for students with a BA in LIS or similar fields • ca. 25-30 students / year • 4 semesters – 120 credits • ALA and CILIP accredited obligatory courses: • LIS research methods (special focus: ethnographic methods and statistics) • digital information infrastructure („digital libraries“) • LIS project • 7 weeks internship
  36. 36. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 36 MA LIS (direct) elective courses: • collections management • bibliometrics, infometrics, scientometrics • information policies, ethics and legal matters • information retrieval and information literacy • digital information infrastructure (e.g. research data management, digital publishing, virtual research environments) • communication and knowledge management • information management • long term digital archiving
  37. 37. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 37 executive education MA LIS (distance learning) aim: to prepare for management positions in the LIS field • for students with a degree (BA, MA, PhD) in any subject and at least 1 year‘s work experience in a LIS related field • possible to study while on a full-time employment • 5-6 weekends per semester (fri/sat) at IBI plus self study time • 20 weeks of practical work (worplace or internship) • 4 semesters, 120 ECTS • ca. 75 students per year • ca. 20 pursuing an „academic librarian“ career in public service • tuition of 1.350 Euros/semester • ALA and CILIP accredited
  38. 38. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 38 executive education MA LIS (distance learning) ca 40 different reknowned lecturers out of the LIS field and practice, e.g. • Claudia Lux (former IFLA-President / Qatar National Library • Sven Fund (CEO de Gruyter) • all living Directors of Göttingen State and University Library (E. Mittler, N. Lossau, W. Horstmann) • experienced practitioners, e.g. in electronic resources management teach ca. 50 different subjects, eg. • research and education policies • fundraising and project management • library building and equipment • copyright and legal matters • management and human resources • technical basics
  39. 39. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 39 MA Digital Curation (with King‘s College London) aim: management or research careers in LIS • for students with a degree (BA, MA, PhD) in any subject • ca. 10-20 students / year • 4 semesters – 120 credits obligatory courses: • Digital Preservation Technologies • Information Ethics and Legal Aspects • Research Methods • Digital Preservation • Digital Libraries • Knowledge Representation • Thesis
  40. 40. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 40 MA Digital Curation (with King‘s College London) elective courses: From Information to Knowledge – Metadata and Systems for digital assets and media Digital Media, Digital Marketing Management for Digital Content Industries Curating and Preserving Digital Culture Crowds and Clouds – Digital Ecosystems Digital Publishing Structured Data in the Digital Humanities Editorial models for Digital Texts: Theory and Practice Web technologies Internship
  41. 41. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 41 PhD • IBI is the only institute in Germany to award a PhD in Library and Information Science • PhDs do not require coursework • ca. 5-7 PhDs / year
  42. 42. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 42 In which areas do IBI graduates work? (2011) Where did all the good people go? Verbleibstudie des IBI, 2011 http://www.ib.hu-berlin.de/verbleibstudie/Photos/Verbleibstudie.pdf
  43. 43. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 43 Thank you for your attention!
  44. 44. IBI - Berlin School of LIS - Stöckel/Wimmer – June 2014 - 44 Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Statistik: Arbeitsmarkt in Zahlen - Beschäftigungsstatistik "Sozialversicherungspflichtig Beschäftigte nach der ausgeübten Tätigkeit der Klassifikation der Berufe (KldB 2010)" Deutschland, Stichtag: 30.09.2014, Erstellungsdatum: 15. April 2014 http://statistik.arbeitsagentur.de/nn_217688/Statischer-Content/Statistik-nach- Themen/Beschaeftigung/Sozialversicherungspflichtig-Beschaeftigte/Sozialversicherungspflichtig- Beschaeftigte.html Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Statistik: Arbeitsmarkt in Zahlen - Arbeitsmarktstatistik Arbeitsmarkt nach Berufen Deutschland, Mai 2014 http://statistik.arbeitsagentur.de/nn_217688/Statischer-Content/Statistik-nach-Themen/Arbeitslose- gemeldete-Arbeitsstellen/Arbeitslose/Arbeitslose.html
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