Brazil

Library Science

Authored by: Mariza Russo

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120045421

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Abstract

This entry presents the history of Library Science in Brazil, from the creation of the first Library Science course in 1911, in the National Library, Rio de Janeiro, to the current courses offered today. The various levels of education for the professional librarian are described as well as the evolution of the profession from the early recognition of it as such through the twenty-first century including both undergraduate and graduate courses. It also focuses on the paradigmatic changes in information demands and discusses the professional job market highlighting the opportunities open to potential entrants.

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