Public Libraries and LIS Education

At the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver, several leaders from LIS education and public libraries convened an open discussion to talk about the interests and needs for preparing library school students for work in public libraries. As this was determined to be an ongoing and continuing discussion, resources from past and upcoming meetings are provided below. Questions about these discussions may be directed to Miguel Figueroa at

2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Denver)

2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting (Seattle)

2019 ALA Annual Conference (Washington, D.C.)

  • You Have a Voice in Accreditation (Sunday, June 23, 2019)
    Join Committee on Accreditation (COA) members for a discussion on how librarians can become engaged in the accreditation process and the role they have in providing guidance to master's in library and information studies programs.