Kirsten from the School of Library Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. writes a followup after a discussion at ILI in London:
Our discussion about the future of library education made me think about what we are doing up in Alberta. Under the chair Toni Samek (LJ teaching award winner 2007), I sit on an advisory committee that SLIS has gathered members of the academic, public,and special library community together to meet with students and faculty from the SLIS to discuss what kinds of librarians we’d love to see come out of the U of A. We talk about project management skills, technology skills and the challenges of international student qualifications for the MLIS program.
I like the idea that potential employers meets with faculty and students to help guide the program. Great stuff. Are other LIS schools doing this – with student involvement?