Action Plan for Improving the Learning Practices and Motivation of LIS Students

  • Tania TodorovaEmail author
  • Elena Ignatova
  • Irena Peteva
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


In 2013, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (ULSIT) participated in an international survey ‘Information Behaviours and Information Literacy Skills of LIS Students’. In this paper we will use only selected results from two questions, aimed at obtaining information on student learning skills and study practices when completing course-related assignments as well as about their motivation of learning and expression in an academic environment. The findings showed positive and negative tendencies. In response, we prepared an Action plan for improving the learning practices and motivation of LIS students. The core of the Action plan is the new design continuing training program based on the integration between academic education, the university library, and the LibLab (Laboratory of Library Technologies, Communications and Informing). We suggest setting up a Virtual Information System for users, divided into two main modules - Electronic Register of Academic Assignments and Virtual Personal Workplace.


LIS higher education ULSIT Learning practices Student motivation Virtual information system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Library Studies and Information TechnologiesSofiaBulgaria

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