ALA Forum on Library Education
January 19, 2007
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, WA
Meeting Location: Convention Center Room 602/604
This Forum continues the dialog on issues in library and information science education and it identifies new issues and new challenges confronting our profession.
Blog for the Forum on Library Education
Topics and Presenters
Brief papers on the following topics from these respective presenters:
Who "We" Are in Library Education: Leslie BurgerTransforming Library Education by Leslie Burger, ALA President 2006-07
Overview of Education Issues: John BuddBrass Tacks: Towards Meaningful Accreditation by John M. Budd, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
Future Directions of ALA Accreditation: Tom Leonhardt, St. Edward's University
The Curriculum and Accreditation: Michael GormanLibrary Education: My Credo by Michael Gorman, Immediate Past President, ALAOverview and Comments on the ALA Standards of Accreditation of Masters Programs in Library and Information Studies by Michael Gorman
Supporting LIS Education Through Practice: Loriene RoyLoriene Roy, Professor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin; Professor, Center for Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Texas at Austin; President-Elect, American Library Association
Seeking Culturally Competent Pedagogy in Librarian Education by Vanessa J. Morris, M.S.L.S., Instructor, Clarion University of Pennsylvania; Library Director, Merion Mercy Academy; Ed.D. Student, University of PA
Ensuring Quality in Online Library and Information Studies Education by Linda C. Smith and Rae-Anne Montague, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Call for Papers
We invite you to share your ideas and submit an issues paper on library education. Papers will contribute to our knowledge base and action agenda for library education.
Papers can be submitted by individuals or organizations.
Papers can address the following topics or any other topic in library education:
Core Issues Confronting Library Education
The Knowledge Base of the Field
How Education is Delivered
The Need for Educational Innovation
The Role of ALA Accreditation
There is no fee to register for this event. You may register for the Forum using the online form at www.ala.org/eduformreg.