Honored to have an article in the new issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS) – special supplement on international issues in LIS education. This work is based on what we did in Salzburg in 2011, lead by R. David Lankes.
Participatory and Transformative Engagement in Libraries and Museums: Exploring and Expanding the Salzburg Curriculum
R. David Lankes, Syracuse University
Michael Stephens, San Jose State University
Melissa Arjona, San Jose State University
During a program titled “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture,” co-sponsored by the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), one of the discussion groups developed recommendations for skills needed by librarians and museum professionals in today’s connected and participatory world. The group focused on the concepts, knowledge, and processes that both librarians and museum professionals need to understand and know, realizing that participatory culture has ramifications both for traditional functions and emerging skills. The initial framework was an overview. This paper expands on the work started in Salzburg and calls for further discussion. By opening the conversation to the library and museum worlds, it is proposed that the two systems of education and continuing education will experience positive and possibly unexpected synergistic benefits.