Developments in Education for Library and Information Science and Curriculum Changes


Tonta Y.

TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP, cilt.26, sa.2, ss.227-261, 2012 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH LIBRARIANSHIP
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.227-261

Özet

The first university-level library schools were opened during the last quarter of the 19th century. The number of such schools has gradually increased during the first half of the 20th century, especially after the Second World War, both in the USA and elsewhere. The first department of librarianship in Turkey was opened in 1954. As information has gained further importance in scientific endeavors and social life, librarianship became a more interdisciplinary field and library schools were renamed as schools of library and information science/information studies/information management/information to better reflect the range of education provided. The departments of librarianship in Turkey, too, have revised their curricula and changed their names. In this paper, we review the major developments in education for library and information science (LIS) in the world as well as in Turkey, and the impact of these developments on the curricula of LIS schools along with subsequent changes under three historical periods. We discuss some of the external and internal factors that should be dealt with in revising the curricula of LIS schools.