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ERIC Number: EJ886016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0004-8623
Entry into the Library and Information Industry: Choices and Decisions
Murray, Janet; Carroll, Mary
Australian Academic & Research Libraries, v41 n1 p14-25 Mar 2010
The reasons why students who already hold a tertiary qualification and wish to pursue a career in librarianship/information management choose to undertake a VET LIS para-professional qualification in preference to a postgraduate qualification in LIS have received little formal attention. This paper reports the results of research undertaken to investigate the underlying motivation of such students. The methodology included a survey of current students undertaking VET LIS paraprofessional qualifications at Australian educational institutions and an analysis of statistical data from the VET sector. Recommendations will be presented on how the profession should address the entry points into the profession in light of changes to government funding of VET programs and the current economic climate. (Contains 4 tables and 9 notes.)
Australian Library and Information Association. P.O. Box 6335 Kingston 2604, Australia. Tel: +61-2-6215-8222; Fax: +61-2-6282-2249; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia