Tuesday, 3:30pm

 

Panelists:

Eileen G. Abels, Simmons College
Lynne C. Howarth, University of Toronto, Canada
Linda C. Smith, University of Illinois

Summary

Members and others attending the 2015 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) conference will be aware of a need to regularly revisit and redefine an information discipline continuously in flux. Constant change likewise demands that we consider new models and approaches to educating professionals equipped with cutting-edge skills in critical thinking and applied best practice responsive to a dynamic information environment. This proposed three-segment interactive panel session will report on action research on, and findings emerging from, a re-visioning of information education. Initial outcomes from pilot projects involving the design and testing of innovative proofs of concept will also be discussed. Attendees will engage in an activity that identifies trends, and debates issues and controversies that are at the core of the dialogue surrounding our information future and how to educate for it.