Lankes will moderate a panel discussing LIS education for the Library of Congress’ Luminary Lecture Series .
Library and Information Science Education Panel: Serving the Needs of the Profession and the Academy. Tuesday, March 16th, 11:00 am -1:00 pm
There is an ongoing tension in the LIS field between the demands of preparing professionals and the forward-looking research mission of many of today’s LIS programs. How can this seeming division between research and practice be bridged in curriculum, delivery modes (distance education), and accreditation? How are today’s LIS programs serving the existing profession and helping shape the profession of tomorrow? This panel discussion will explore current thinking in the LIS academy and seek to highlight the sometime precarious balance of LIS education.