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INCITE @ BobCatSSS'09: Education and Training in LIS

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Presentation given by Julio dos Anjos, Vice-President of Incite

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INCITE @ BobCatSSS'09: Education and Training in LIS

  1. 1. Debate on the 17th annual BOBCATSSS symposium January 29th, 2009 Júlio dos Anjos Vice-President
  2. 2. <ul><li>1984 : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founded as Portuguese Association for the Development of Scientific and Technical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2000: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebranded as Portuguese Association for Information Management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embracing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and Library Professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge workers with strong ties to Information and Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practitioners of Information Services related with IT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trainers, business managers, economic agents, political decision makers </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Facilitate the development of research in Information Science </li></ul><ul><li>Promote principles, methodologies and tools of information management and the balanced use of IT </li></ul><ul><li>Develop guidelines of excellence in the creation, management and availability of information and knowledge resources </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor the development and empowerment of practitioners if information management professions </li></ul><ul><li>Promote equal rights of access to information and knowledge </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>1998 / 2001- project DECIDoc ( Develop European Competencies in Information and Documentation ) with 7 European partners – financed by the Leonardo da Vinci program </li></ul><ul><li>2001 - Trad./ Publ. of Guide to Competencies for European Professionals in Library and Information Services (1st Ed) </li></ul><ul><li>2002/2004 - project CERTIDoc ( European system of certification of information professionals ) </li></ul><ul><li>2005, April 11th – public presentation of Euroguide LIS at a seminar ”The value of professionals of Information-Documentation&quot; </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Group I– Information </li></ul><ul><li>Group T – Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Group C – Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Group M– Management </li></ul><ul><li>Group S – Other scientific knowledge </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Many under-graduate , graduate and masters degree designed specifically towards the Euroguide LIS profiles (2004…present) </li></ul><ul><li>Development of three LIS educational and vocational training frameworks for the Portuguese Institute of Vocational Training (by INCITE 2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Design of the vocational training framework (RVCC) for the National Qualification Catalogue of the National Agency for Qualification (by INCITE 2007) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Incite will steer of a Portuguese Euroguide LIS Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Education LIS schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent graduates & seasoned practitioners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incite will then be the conduit of the findings and proposals of this group to the Euroguide LIS Group headed by ADBS </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>The supply and demand of LIS skills and competences will always be fluid </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction between </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the innovation performance of the market </li></ul></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>academic degrees </li></ul><ul><li>vocational training </li></ul><ul><li>training courses by professional associations </li></ul><ul><li>will always take time to reach each new equilibrium </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>IT is a given. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No future Information job in the future will exist without na IT component </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More management [M-Group of the Euroguide] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies need us. Let’s land in them already running. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The self upgrading professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The only certain thing is change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No one can predict the job-interview in 5 or 10 years time </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Promotion of circulation of LIS works by young professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Synergies with other associations and companies, outside the traditional envelope </li></ul><ul><ul><li>APDSI (Information Society Development) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promotion of evidence based librarianship research with the Euroguide LIS as leitmotiv </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Research and study of “Best Practices” </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the cooperation and dialogue between the LIS’s Higher Education and the Information Management, I.T. and Information Society actors </li></ul><ul><li>Promote Web 2.0 in the LIS sector as means to forward information services visibility in the world wide web </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Hasten the integration of recent graduates and new professionals in the professional associations. </li></ul><ul><li>Serve as a loose framework for the integration of new ‘blood’ in a tradition of more than 2500 years </li></ul>
  13. 14. http://www.incite.pt
  14. 15. <ul><li>Vocational e -Training </li></ul>http://moodle.incite.pt
  15. 16. <ul><li>Observatory of Portuguese LIS blogs </li></ul>http://www.bibliorandum.net
  16. 17. Júlio dos Anjos Vice-President of Incite (2008-10) Email: [email_address]

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