Changing Paradigms in Library Education: From Library Science to Information Science to Knowledge Science

  • Md Roknuzzaman Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
Keywords: Library Education, Library Science, Information Science, Library and Information Science, Knowledge Science

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to explore the changes in library education in the context of the emergence of both information science and knowledge management. This paper is based on the review of scientific literature published in books, journals, websites, and other secondary sources and on the authors own viewpoints. The review discusses library sciences encounter with information science, and shows the changes in the paradigm of library science from library-orientation to information focus. In the context of renaming the discipline of library science as library and information science (LIS), this paper explores the curricular trends and the changes in the professional practice of librarianship. The discipline of LIS is now encountering with the emergence of knowledge management (KM), and is moving towards knowledge paradigm. The review also identifies some factors that influenced the change in library education and practice. The paper concludes with the prediction of a new discipline of knowledge science suggesting the renaming of library and information science as library and knowledge science.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/el.v23i1.12115

Eastern Librarian Vol.23(1) 2012 pp.1-23

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
1984
PDF
1636

Author Biography

Md Roknuzzaman, Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
Md. Roknuzzaman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Roknuzzaman received his BA (Honours) and MA degrees in Library and Information Science from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1996 and 1997 respectively. He earned a PhD in Knowledge Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan under the Japanese Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho) in 2009. Dr. Roknuzzaman began lecturing in the Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 2000, and was promoted to an Assistant Professor in 2003 and an Associate Professor in 2010. He joined the University of Dhaka in January 2012. He has more than 20 research articles published in national and internationals journals and conference proceedings. His areas of teaching and research interests include knowledge management, digital library system, LIS education, service science, interdisciplinary studies, etc.
Published
2012-10-09
How to Cite
Roknuzzaman, M. (2012). Changing Paradigms in Library Education: From Library Science to Information Science to Knowledge Science. Eastern Librarian, 23(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.3329/el.v23i1.12115
Section
Articles