To prepare information professionals:
an agenda for present and future
First International Conference
of employers and heads of information systems
University of Parma, 24th-25th Novembre
Via Università 12
We live in the Information Society and information professionals should be
at the centre of the processes for the creation, diffusion, communication
of the information in the Society, with the mission of improving democracy
and users productivity through better utilisation of technologies. One could
ask: are they ready for this role?
How can employers afford with the requalification and continuing education
needs of information professionals in the digital environment? How LIS schools
are planning for better employability of the new information professionals?
How in particular LIS schools worldwide should prepare the information professionals
in the digital environment?
To reflect upon and show ideas and best practices related to preparing
information professionals for Information Society and in an international
labour market. The International Conference is a satellite event of the
European Conference of Minerva Project Quality
for cultural Web sites - Online Cultural Heritage for Research, Education
and Cultural Tourism Communities.
In an international context, the First International Conference wants to
focus the needs of employers (heads of libraries, archives, learning resources
centres, information centres, corporate knowledge information systems) and
of staff and students to collect their perceptions and expectations on the
offers of LIS education and training.
The International Conference is organised from:
University of Parma. Department of
Cultural Heritage. Section of Library Science
University of Northumbria.
School of Informatics
Saxion Hogeschool Ljselland. Institute of
Business Information Systems and Management
Who should participate?
The conference will be of interest to senior managers with responsabilities
for developing record and knowledge management services; staff of archives,
libraries, museums and information systems needing to update their
skills; higher education students and staff involved in new technologies
advanced applications to information services.
Fill the form and send it in attach.
Balino, Conference secretery.