Education for information professionals in Bangladesh: A case study of the University of Dhaka
Journal article, 2011
The objective of this study was to analysis the library education syllabuses of the bachelor program of the University of Dhaka. The study was based on meticulous literature search, not only of published materials but also of official documents, archival reports, computation of secondary information and treatment of some primary data and documents available. It was found that this level has received very little attention though the library needs dynamic personality with proper education to ensure its ultimate goal. The Department has never conducted any survey to determine the needs of the country's libraries and information centers for the qualification of personnel required to staff such institutions as well as development of the syllabuses as per true need. The reality of the present library education indicates that the quality improvement is essential and unavoidable, not only for its survival but also for facing the major changes and challenges of today and tomorrow. Students have to compete with other professionals to survive in the information business; they have to be equipped with a syllabus, which can make them function as competent information professionals after their graduation.