Innovative Trends in the Formation of the Content of Master's Training in Speciality 029 “Information, Library and Archival Affairs”


The relevance of the study is due to the need of modernisation of the information sphere of activity in accordance with European standards and the proper level of training of specialists in this field for further professional development. The aim of the work is to create an innovative model of the content of the training of masters majoring in 029 “Information, Library and Archival Affairs” based on a comparison of the current state of the Ukrainian, American, and European educational systems. To achieve this goal, the author used the following general scientific research methods during three stages of scientific research: structural and comparative analysis, synthesis, generalisation, and systematisation, as well as modelling. The theoretical basis in the form of scientific and journalistic literature on the training of Master’s in library and archival affairs in Ukraine and abroad has been developed. The experience of Ukrainian higher educational institutions, American and European institutions of higher education is compared in order to identify the focus of training specialists in speciality 029 “Information, Library and Archival Affairs”. The theoretical orientation of the Ukrainian educational system for the formation of masters of this speciality and at the same time the practical orientation of universities in the USA, France, Australia, Spain and Sweden are determined. An innovative structural and functional model of forming the content of training masters of information and library science based on comparative analysis and theoretical and practical components is developed. The practical value of scientific work lies in the creation of the author's model of promising functional training of masters of speciality 029 “Information, Library and Archival Affairs” in accordance with the requirements of modernity, with its subsequent possible implementation in the activities of higher educational institutions

Keywords: digital competence, educational and training program, higher education applicant, structural and functional model, professional development