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Diversity, Indigenous Knowledge, and LIS Pedagogy: Conceptualizing Formal Education in Library and Information Studies in Vanuatu

Diversity, Indigenous Knowledge, and LIS Pedagogy: Conceptualizing Formal Education in Library and Information Studies in Vanuatu
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Author(s): Reysa Alenzuela (The University of the South Pacific Emalus Campus, Vanuatu) and Margaret Austrai Terry (National Library of Vanuatu, Vanuatu)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 28
Source title: Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Reysa Alenzuela (The University of the South Pacific Emalus Campus, Vanuatu), Heesop Kim (Kyungpook National University, South Korea) and Danilo M. Baylen (University of West Georgia, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2273-8.ch003

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Abstract

While the rest of the world discusses how Library and Information Studies (LIS) can best cope with the emerging trends in technology and global information platforms, there are parts of the world that do not offer LIS programs. This chapter provides insights on the development of LIS qualification that recognizes the needs of librarians in Vanuatu. The Ni-Vanuatu competency index serves as a reference for the skills required to deliver services and resources to their clients. The importance of having a functional program that integrates the uniqueness of Vanuatu's cultural diversity and indigenous knowledge is the primary discussion for this chapter. It is too early to discuss the steps for meeting the criteria for the qualifications framework as the program is not in place. Still, the focus of what kind of LIS Education suits Ni-Vanuatu librarians is the beginning of the conversation.

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