The Options of the CAFB diploma : round table about middle-sized training programmes

Discussion between CAFB teachers : the IUT (Technology university institute) of Grenoble and Médiadix center in Paris. The public of the CAFB is heterogeneous, from the non-graduate library worker to the over-graduate student. As employers tend to recruit more according to academic than to technical diplomas, a cultural updating needs to be done so as to meet the needs of the market. This will be easier in a university context. The telematics can offer new alternatives to the information profession. The education in library and information science enters a new experimental stage which includes the new technologies. A two-years curriculum would be appropriate : a one-year common-core syllabus followed by a specialisation.