‘Origin of the species’, or how an LIS professional is built
2017-07-12T04:21:54Z (GMT) by
Using the concept of ‘paying it forward’ the presenters explored means for shaping future information professionals; that is, those influences, people, concepts and ideas which can scaffold, construct, sustain and future proof the information profession so that it remains an active and vibrant sector. Referencing recent research into passion-based learning, the concept of ‘learning to be’,professional citizenship, and communities of practice participants were invited to reflect on past and potential influences and factors which have inspired and excited them. They were then asked how they might inspire others to contribute to professional identity and maintain active and established membership of a professional community to contribute to a dynamic and passionate profession into the future.