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Framing a Vision for 21st-Century Librarianship: LIS Education in Changing Times
Serials Librarian (2008)
  • James K. Elmborg, University of Iowa
Abstract
Librarianship is at a critical juncture. Technological changes have reshaped the information landscape, but libraries as social institutions have not been able to transform themselves to keep pace. This is the challenge of Library and Information Science Education. As we look to a future professional education for librarians, we need to acknowledge the need to reinvent our educational goals and methods so our graduates can lead in this new emerging environment. A relevant education for the information sectors will include a synthesis of global, technical, and critical perspectives to encourage librarians to understand the changes they need to enact to ensure relevance for the future.
Keywords
  • librarianship,
  • information science,
  • critical perspectives
Publication Date
2008
Comments
•Pre-print on authors own website, Institutional or Subject Repository •Post-print on authors own website, Institutional or Subject Repository •Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used •On a non-profit server •Published source must be acknowledged •Set statements to accompny versions deposited (see policy) •Must link to publisher version •Publisher will deposit to PMC on behalf of NIH authors
Citation Information
James K. Elmborg. "Framing a Vision for 21st-Century Librarianship: LIS Education in Changing Times" Serials Librarian (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_elmborg/35/