LIS competency index: a first for the higher education sector in SA
The publication of the LIS competency index by Jaya Raju is the outcome of an NRF-funded project aimed at developing a national LIS professional competency index for the higher education sector in South Africa.
This index may be used by:
i) LIS employers and employees to benchmark existing competencies and to ascertain the need for further knowledge and skills acquisition;
ii) LIS educators for curriculum review and revision; and,
iii) LIS researchers, as a basis for further research.
“This index provides a national benchmark for higher education library professionals and lays the base for other sectors and is a treasure trove for further research.” Christine Stilwell, Emeritus Professor and Fellow, Information Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal