Addressing Information Resource Issues Through LIS Education in Honduras
Honduras faces numerous challenges in providing library service to its citizens, including not having indigenous educational programs to train and educate librarians. The purpose of this paper is to provide a model of international LIS education collaboration by providing a brief overview of the current library and information context of Honduras, discussing ongoing efforts to develop advanced library training there, and focusing on the collaborative efforts between Hondurans and external inputs. The article touches upon current supports and barriers to information access found in Honduras, with a particular focus on how LIS education can help build a library and information culture that promotes information access, information and communication technology use in libraries, and fosters the perception that LIS professionals are indeed professionals.
Published in Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, Volume 53, Issue 4, Fall 2012, pages 254-266.
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Thompson, K., & Adkins, D. (2012). Addressing Information Resource Issues through LIS Education in Honduras. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 53(4), 254-266. http://www.jstor.org/stable/43686919