For immediate release | November 23, 2010

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

CHICAGO - 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 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. and will be held in the San Diego Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 32 A/B (#alamw11).
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.
The Library Education Discussion Group will be an annual event that provides an open exchange of ideas and an ongoing dialogue between LIS educators and practitioners.
For more information, contact Lorelle Swader, director, ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment.


Lorelle R. Swader