Competencies

As my discussion of Portfolio Standards indicates, ASIS&T seems to have the best conceptual model for information science education. Links below highlight products from my portfolio that address each of the six areas of competency.

Foundations of Information Science

This area includes the nature of information, its historical roots as well as its generation and dissemination to individuals, organizations, and society: History of Information, Information Science, and Information Technology; Nature of Information; Information and Society (global, cultural, legal, professional, ethical considerations); Information Economics and Policy Issues.

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Information Use & Users

This area includes theories, principles, and investigation of information use and user behavior in information-related environments: Information Seeking Behavior and Information Use, Human-Computer Interaction, User-centered Design and Product Development, and Needs Assessment and Evaluation.

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Methods of Inquiry

This category includes methodologies which explore and facilitate investigations of information science in a variety of contexts: Basic Research Methods, Measurement and Evaluation, Assessment Technologies, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving.

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Information Processing

This category includes organization, storage, and distribution of information in various formats and technologies for meeting the needs of users and user groups: Information Creation, Generation, and Acquisition; Information Representation and Control; Information Access, Retrieval, Dissemination, and Interpretation; Information Storage and Preservation.

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Information Technology

This category includes design, evaluation, and implementation of technologies relevant to information processes: Information Systems (Software, Hardware, Retrieval), Telecommunication and Networking, Programming for Information Processes.

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Information Service Provision & Management

This area includes the principles, planning, and procedures of managing and organizing information organizations: Organizational Theory; Planning (Strategic, Financial, Operational); Resource Identification, Management, and Evaluation; Information Marketing; Human Resource Management.

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