New book: Internationalization of LIS Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

A new book on Library and Information Science education is out. Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region is edited by 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); and published by IGI Global, ©2020.

Book description from the Publisher:
"Comprehensive internationalization is a strategic process that seeks to align initiatives for globally-oriented and internationally-connected programs that is essential for the attainment of global competitiveness and qualification recognition. Internationalization of higher education has been in broad debate among professionals, and procedures and processes towards the desired quality of library and information science (LIS) academic standards are still a continuing discussion among stakeholders.

Internationalization of Library and Information Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region is a critical scholarly resource that examines the internationalization of LIS education to promote, develop, and facilitate engagement and mobility of library professionals around the world with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. This book can open doors for greater global engagement and cooperation among LIS schools and professional governing bodies in countries that can mutually benefit and propel development to be on par with European and North American counterparts. While highlighting various topics such as global engagement, curriculum design, and knowledge sharing, this book is ideal for academicians, library professionals, instructional designers, researchers, curriculum designers, librarians, educators, and students."

Topics Covered:
  • Accreditation
  • Curriculum Design
  • Digital Scholarship
  • Exchange Programs
  • Global Engagement
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Librarianship
  • Libraries
  • LIS Education
  • Professional Development
  • Quality Assurance

There are contributions from some familiar Filipino Librarians such as Lourdes T. David (Chapter 2: "Continuing Professional Development and the Philippine Qualifications Framework"), Dante Perez (Chapter 11: "Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Guam"), Alicia Esguerra (Chapter 6: "Library Education and Librarianship in Japan and the Philippines"). One of my LIS professors from Central Philippine University, Ana Mae Cantel, also has a contributed paper in collaboration with Dr. Reysa Alenzuela (Chapter 7: "LIS Education ASEANization").

To see the Table of Contents, more information, and to how to buy the book, visit the book's page in IGI Global.

Hardcover: $195.00
Softcover: $150.00
E-Book: $195.00
Hardcover + E-Book: $235.00

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