Training librarians and information officers in French

The article compares the training courses at the ENSSIB in Lyon, the EBSI in Montreal, and the EBAD in Dakar (Senegal) in terms of their administrative status and the qualifications they lead to. It looks at the syllabus and student profiles at each institution to tease out the political and geopolitical models in each instance, reflecting the role of the state in each country and the link between knowledge and skills.