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LIS competency index: a first for the higher education sector in SA

22 May 2017 - 09:45

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