This article analyzes the problems and prospects for the development of higher library and information education in the context of integrating the national higher education system into the Bologna process and the transition to the tertiary education system. World trends in this area are indicated. The status and role of the library and information profession in modern society is considered. Particular attention is paid to the preparation of bachelors of library and information activities at the library and information department of the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture. The article highlights the problem points in the matter. It features a wide range of profiles for the preparation of library and information specialists by the scientific and pedagogical schools of the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture. The problems that need to be solved now in the conditions of modernization and clustering of the modern Russian educational space are revealed. The paper describes the competence possessed by a graduate of the bachelor's program in the Library-Information Activity direction of preparation. Attention is focused on an integrated system-activity approach to the implementation of the higher education program in the training of library and information personnel. A socio-pedagogical dominant is pointed out, which is necessary for more rapid entry into the library and information community by trainees and a faster search for employers. A need for a comprehensive study of the problems of higher library and information education at the modern stage of the development of the educational sphere of the Russian Federation was noted.
Higher library and information education, the Bologna process, the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture, the preparation of bachelors of library and information activities, and the image of the library and information profession