Is there a role for professional associations in fostering research?

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105862
Title:
Is there a role for professional associations in fostering research?
Author:
Smith, Kerry; Harvey, Ross
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
Is there a role for professional associations in fostering research? 2006, :612-619
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105862
Submitted date:
2007-05-27
Abstract:
Throughout the world professional associations in librarianship place considerable emphasis on the professional credentialing of their members. This normally means that educational and training courses of study offering a first professional qualification take up much of this activity. Since this first professional qualification does not normally require emphasis on the research process, but rather in obtaining the required skills and knowledge in order to practice librarianship, it is little wonder that the role of research in the pro-fession has not always been openly encouraged by its associations. Nevertheless, there is evidence that some associations are realizing that research and the research process needs to be better recognized, particularly as library professionals are increasingly undertaking higher level qualifications which include a research com-ponent. Yet if a research qualification is not always necessary for recognition as a professional librarian, the question needs to be asked: why should librarians bother to undertake the rigours of study to achieve it? The paper will discuss the importance or otherwise of research and its processes in the profession of librarianship and consider the role of the professional association in recognizing, enabling and promoting a research cul-ture amongst qualified professionals. The paper will particularly address the Australian context.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Library Science; Quantitative Research; Qualitative Research
Local subject classification:
Library profession; Professional associations; Research

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Kerryen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Rossen_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-27T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:44Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-27en_US
dc.identifier.citationIs there a role for professional associations in fostering research? 2006, :612-619en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105862-
dc.description.abstractThroughout the world professional associations in librarianship place considerable emphasis on the professional credentialing of their members. This normally means that educational and training courses of study offering a first professional qualification take up much of this activity. Since this first professional qualification does not normally require emphasis on the research process, but rather in obtaining the required skills and knowledge in order to practice librarianship, it is little wonder that the role of research in the pro-fession has not always been openly encouraged by its associations. Nevertheless, there is evidence that some associations are realizing that research and the research process needs to be better recognized, particularly as library professionals are increasingly undertaking higher level qualifications which include a research com-ponent. Yet if a research qualification is not always necessary for recognition as a professional librarian, the question needs to be asked: why should librarians bother to undertake the rigours of study to achieve it? The paper will discuss the importance or otherwise of research and its processes in the profession of librarianship and consider the role of the professional association in recognizing, enabling and promoting a research cul-ture amongst qualified professionals. The paper will particularly address the Australian context.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Scienceen_US
dc.subjectQuantitative Researchen_US
dc.subjectQualitative Researchen_US
dc.subject.otherLibrary professionen_US
dc.subject.otherProfessional associationsen_US
dc.subject.otherResearchen_US
dc.titleIs there a role for professional associations in fostering research?en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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