Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2023, Vol. 13 ›› Issue (4): 10-21.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2023.04.010

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A Hundred Years of Course, Challenge and Prospect of Library Science Education in China

Chen Chuanfu1,2 Zhu Chuanyu1 Peng Minhui1 Wu Gang1 Chen Yi1   

  1. 1.School of Information Management, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072; 
    2. Center for Studies of Information Resources, Wuhan University, Wuhan, 430072
  • Online:2023-07-26 Published:2023-07-29

Abstract: This paper reviews the development of Library science education in China for a hundred years. On the basis of discussing the characteristics and achievements of the four development stages of rise, stability, prosperity and specialization, and facing new liberal arts construction, this paper analyzes the challenges faced by Library science education, and suggests that the future Library science education should start from the aspects of professional ability, professional internalization, interdisciplinary and social value construction of disciplines, so as to promote innovative development and train a new generation of high-level library and information talents.

Key words: Library science education, Educational history, New liberal arts construction, Disciplinary ecology, Disciplinary value, Disciplinary innovation

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