Library Education Discussion Group

LIS Faculty and Practitioners Surviving and Thriving Together discussion to be held at Midwinter

The American Library Association Committee on Education (ALA-COE) and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) are co-sponsoring  a Library Education Discussion Group entitled:  “LIS Faculty and Practitioners Surviving and Thriving Together” to be held on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 in San Diego during the 2011 Midwinter Meeting.   The event is scheduled from 4  – 5:15 p.m. and will be held in the San Diego Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 32 A/B. 
Practitioners and Library & Information Studies (LIS) educators are encouraged to join colleagues in discussing a variety of hot topics such as:  the role of adjunct faculty members, ethics in library education, engaging alumni and employers in library school education, library school closings, the role of practitioners/employers in accreditation and other timely issues.  Roundtable discussions will be facilitated by member-leaders from both ALISE and ALA with the information collected to be used for further study by both groups.  

 Background Documents:

ALA’s Core Competences of Librarianship - (Approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009) 

ALA Library & Information Studies Human Resource Utilization Policy

ALA Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library & Information Studies

Additional Resources:

Blog for the Forum on Library Education 

Congresses on Professional Education (opens in a new window)

For more information, contact Lorelle R. Swader, staff Liaison to the ALA Committee on Education (COE) at .