Monday, June 4, 2018

Access to Resources and Information in Honduras

The purpose of this paper is to provide a model of international library and information science (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. It is recommended that given the lack of educational options currently available in Honduras, those who hire librarians for university, public, school, or special libraries have needed to hire people who lack specialized training in librarianship.

Adkins, D., & Thompson, K. M. (2012). Addressing information resource issues through LIS education in Honduras. Journal for Education in Library and Information Science, 53(4), 254-266.

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