The Role of People, Information, and Technology in LIS Education: Driving a Call for Action Towards the UN 2030 Agenda

Reysa Alenzuela, Heesop Kim

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Abstract

Around the world, public access to information plays a crucial role in improving lives and facilitating development. People, technology, and information, which also represent common themes of i-Schools, are deemed relevant in adapting to these global challenges. The main purpose of this research is to identify the orientation of curriculums in LIS Schools in South Korea toward technology, information, and people for graduate schools of library and information science. This research also correlates the directions of the schools with the UN 2030 Agenda. Using the Wilson model, this study examines the orientation of courses offered. The result of classification and content analysis revealed that courses offered are leaning towards technology and information content. Courses reviewed in the light of developing knowledge and skills of information professionals to facilitate the fulfillment of global goals can make libraries more responsive to the changing times.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberVolume 4, Issue 4 2016
Pages (from-to) pp.16-29
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Information Science Theory and Practice
Volume4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

Keywords

  • UN 2030 Agenda
  • South Korea
  • iSchool
  • LIS education

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