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Special seminar with Senior Professor Louise Limberg

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The seminar will discuss the relationship between research and professional practice in practice-based disciplines.

Event details

The seminar will discuss the relationship between research and professional practice in practice-based disciplines.

Date
Wednesday 18 March 2015
Time
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue
Bentley Campus, Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Building 211 Room 223CT
Cost
Free, RSVP essential. Please RSVP by Monday 16 March 2015 to events@curtin.edu.au.

With a background in a study of the development of Library and Information Science in Sweden, and her own experience of being part of this process, Professor Limberg will discuss issues around conflicting interests between academia, the professional field, and education for librarianship. A particular focus of discussion will be the interdependence between political, academic, and professional fields as shaped by cultural conditions. Themes discussed in the seminar will include conflicting political interests, the shaping of the discipline in research and education, and the relationship between research and practice.

About Senior Professor Louise Limberg

Louise Limberg is a Senior Professor at the University of Borås, Sweden, and an international leader in the field of information literacy and learning. Professor Limberg has been pivotal in the development of the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) at the University of Borås, which in the last 30 years has been transformed from vocational library education to a fully-fledged academic and research environment in the discipline of Library and Information Science. During March 2015 Professor Limberg will be based at Curtin University as an Eminent Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Humanities.