[LIS-Forum] Qualifications for LIS Professionals : Feasibility of International Guidelines for Equivalency and Reciprocity

:: J. K. Vijayakumar :: vjkjk at yahoo.com
Sun May 13 21:40:52 IST 2007

Feasibility of International Guidelines for Equivalency and Reciprocity of Qualifications for LIS Professionals: a new Project from IFLA
  by Terry L. Weech and Anna Maria Tammaro 
  Issues such as the equivalency and reciprocity of the qualifications of the information professional, which IFLA and the Education and Training Section have been concerned with for years, still have not been resolved. More librarians are seeking employment and further education outside their own countries, there are no clear guidelines for determining the equivalency of degrees and certificates.
  A feasibility study will be coordinated with relevant activities of other IFLA sections and groups, including but not limited to CPDWL (Continuing Professional Development & Workplace Learning Section) and the LIS Education in Developing Countries Discussion Group. 
  For more details visit http://www.ifla.org/VII/s23/projects/23-project-outlines.htm.
  Prof. Anna Maria Tammaro
Department of Cultural Heritage–Section Library Science
University of Parma
Via Montebeni, 9
I-50014 Fiesole (FI), Italy
E-mail: annamaria.tammaro at unipr.it 

J. K. Vijayakumar 
Assistant Director of Library
American University of Antigua
  College of Medicine
PB No W1451, St. Johns 
ANTIGUA, West Indies

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