Information Science in Africa: Past, Present, & Future
Thursday, October 8, 2020 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)
Information science as a field of study and the information profession in Africa has evolved over the past few decades. Despite drastic changes internationally, the information science field and profession on the continent has grown steadily in terms of scope, size, and impact. With the recent creation of the ASIS&T Africa Chapter, the time is ripe to assess historical trends, understand the lay of the current landscape, and chart future directions for the field and profession. Consequently, the Chapter’ first webinar presents a reflection and forecast on information science in Africa.