Daily Archives: May 19, 2011

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Office Hours Extra: Heretical Thoughts Sharing

At the Future of Academic Libraries Symposium, I had about 15 minutes to hear from the attendees about their own “heretical thoughts” about LIS education. Thanks to Dale Askey (@daskey) for capturing these while I lead the discussion: Being more selective about who gets in to library school. Cut down number of graduates; avoid overstocking the profession. Deans/professors at conferences/forums, at thought leading/forming events. Where are they? LIS schools need to manage expectations of profession; libraries are being unrealistic by demanding immediate gratification in the form of perfectly fit graduates Instructional design should be part of the mix Internships integral? Yes, must […]