ERIC Number: EJ1178526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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The Education of Records and Information Management Professionals: A Pathway to Professional Identity
Force, Donald C.
Education for Information, v33 n4 p247-267 2017
Records and information management (RIM) professionals ensure that information flows seamlessly through organizations, thereby increasing worker productivity and facilitating the growth of the business. Yet, these professionals are often overlooked or confused with IT, archivists, secretaries, or mailroom workers. This article contends that the lack of awareness about this profession stems from the absence of a formalized educational pathway for people to become RIM professionals. Drawing on data from a comprehensive online survey, this article argues that RIM education is best suited as an independent discipline within library and information science programs.
Descriptors: Information Management, Professional Education, Professional Identity, Professionalism, Online Surveys, Library Science, Information Science Education, Educational Background, Employment Level, Career Choice, Academic Degrees, Educational Attainment, Certification, Knowledge Level
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