ERIC Number: ED348043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Diversification of the Workforce in Information Professionals in Developing Countries. A Selective Resource Guide.
A brief essay on the need for diversification and training of the library and information services workforce in developing nations introduces this guide to UNESCO publications, international conference papers, research reviews, and articles that examine these issues. It is suggested that workforce management is particularly important in the library/information services sector because it is labor intensive and calls for staff who have a high level of information and training. Definitions of key terms are also provided, as well as a discussion of continuing education, library education, and education abroad. The resource guide, which makes up the major part of this report, lists 51 selected sources covering: (1) background information on economics and education in developing countries; (2) the impact of information used in developing countries; (3) some problems encountered in these countries, such as lack of appropriate staff in information systems, and technology transfer; (4) guidelines for workshops, training sessions, and seminars for professionals; (5) curriculum innovations in library and information science; and (6) new roles for information professionals. Many of the individual items are annotated. (EW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A