Falling Short of Their Profession’s Needs: Education and Research in Library & Information Studies
Join us for a webinar on Nov 04, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT.
FREE for ASIS&T members; $15 for non-members
In Part of Our Lives: A People’s History of the American Public Library (2015), Dr. Wayne A. Wiegand discovered people loved their public libraries for three main reasons: access to practical information; the library as a place; and the transformative potential commonplace stories had for library readers. Because conventional LIS research and education mostly focus on the first, and largely overlook and undervalue the last two, he argues that by not having core courses in “reading and libraries” and “library as place” in American Library Association-accredited programs, and by not conducting much more research on the effects of both, LIS research and education fall short of the profession’s needs.
Come and join ASIS&T and Dr. Wiegand for what will be a riveting discussion. As a primer, this fascinating article will get you thinking about the salient attributes public libraries provide, not only for information studies but sociologically and politically as well [more].
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