Library and Information Science (LIS)

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Librarianship
NARROWER TERMS
Journal article

We need to talk about how we talk about disability: a critical quasi-systematic review

This quasi-systematic review uses a critical disability framework to assess definitions of disability, use of critical disability approaches, and hierarchies of credibility in library and information science (LIS) research between 1978 and 2018.
Report

NSW public libraries: the COVID-19 response

Public libraries in NSW adapted and innovated in response to the challenges that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. This report describes how libraries initially adapted to balance continuity of service with community safety, and gives examples of the nimble responses that many libraries exhibited...
Report

Future themes and forecasts for research libraries and emerging technologies

This publication reports on two invitational workshops with experts in learning and research applications of such technologies. The workshops, held in spring 2020, focused on identifying likely futures for partnerships with libraries.
Briefing paper

The future of LIS education

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is a member of Professions Australia. Through this alliance, they are working to leverage the power of other industries to achieve their goal of robust and meaningful accreditation outcomes, supporting a strong library and information profession.
Discussion paper

The future of Library and Information Science education in Australia

The library and information sector in Australia is not alone in identifying the need to take a potentially radical approach to the education of professionals. This paper provides a summary of the themes which emerged during the consultation with the sector, which has enabled work...
Report

OA in the open: community needs and perspectives

The forum described here was proposed as a first step in surfacing community requirements and principles toward a collective open access (OA) collection development system. By analyzing focus group feedback, this paper presents the challenges, opportunities, and potential next steps for building an OA collection...
Guide

IFLA toolkit for developing national literacy and reading strategies

This toolkit provides guidance and flexible materials for library associations, their members and the wider Library and Information Science (LIS) community when engaging with relevant public authorities, in order to ensure both that literacy receives the attention it needs, and libraries the recognition and support...
Strategy

IFLA strategy 2019-2024

The IFLA Strategy 2019-24 is a document for the library field, by the library field. It is designed to be a reference point, not only for IFLA’s own Professional Units, headquarters and regional and languages offices, but also for our membership and the library field...
Report

Creating library linked data with Wikibase: lessons learned from Project Passage

This report provides an overview of the context in which the Wikibase prototype was developed, how the platform was adapted for use by librarians, and eight use cases where pilot participants (co-authors of this report) describe their experience of creating metadata for resources in various...
Report

National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment: summative report

From 2017 to 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) implemented the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA): Phase 1. This report serves as a comprehensive record of the research activities and presents the frameworks for both research questions.