Assuring quality in the information professions

José Marie Griffiths, Nancy K. Roderer

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Abstract

As the number and variety of roles information professionals are expected to fulfill now and in the future increases, educational programs to prepare tomorrow's professionals are becoming increasingly diverse. While each shares the underlying principles and practices that define information science, there is increasing concern among educators and employers about the extent to which these programs cover the discipline and include the mix of theory and practice necessary to produce a new professional who can function in their chosen area. Quality assurance is a means of providing evidence to determine if needed skills and competencies are present in the student's educational experience. It can also provide a framework for assessing job performance. The invited panel will address issues and approaches to quality assurance for the information professions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASIST 2007 Proceedings of the 70th ASIS and T Annual Meeting - Joining Research and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Computing and Information Science
Volume44
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event3rd Electronic edition of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2007Oct 24 2007

Other

Other3rd Electronic edition of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period10/19/0710/24/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Griffiths, J. M., & Roderer, N. K. (2007). Assuring quality in the information professions. In ASIST 2007 Proceedings of the 70th ASIS and T Annual Meeting - Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science (Vol. 44)