A dynamic profession : NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) may impact on education for librarianship in Britain

Gannon-Leary, Pat, Hare, Catherine and Parker, Sandra (2001) A dynamic profession : NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) may impact on education for librarianship in Britain. Australian Library Journal, 50 (1). pp. 7-14. ISSN 0004-9670

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049670.2001.10755937

Abstract

The introduction of the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) has been a significant development in vocational education and training in the United Kingdom (UK). This article examines the implications of NVQs on Information and Library Services (ILS). The authors suggest that NVQs have divided the ILS sector with some seeing them as an opportunity to develop staff to national standards while others have expressed concern about the future status of the profession of librarianship. The authors conclude that while there are some legitimate concerns about NVQs' relationship with higher education, the competence approach has a lot to offer the academic curriculum.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P100 Information Services
X900 Others in Education
Department: University Services > Student and Library Services > Academic Registry
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 08 May 2009 10:29
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3129

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