Susan Davis teaches a library-science class at Drexel, where enrollment in the program has grown more than threefold since 2000. Retirements are opening jobs for librarians.
Once library school libraries were gathering places for future librarians and most colleges or universities with LIS programs had subject bibliographers for the field. There was a Discussion Group in the ALA Library Education Division that was active and even published the proceedings of an Institute on the Role of the Library School Library in Education for Librarianship, May 2-4, 1971. The group moved from LED to ACRL and changed its name to“Librarians and Information Science Discussion Group” in 1999.
The 2008 Librarians' Licensure Examination in the Philippines had the most number of examinees (1,003) and the lowest passing rate (24 percent) since the exams began in 1992. The number of schools represented by the examinees has increased in the past three years from 105 (2006) to 130 (2007) to 142 (2008). More...
Kim Patton, a master's student at the Florida State University College of Information and a Vermont young adult specialist (Lawrence Public Library), has been nominated for president of the Young Adult Library Services Division of the American Library Association. Read an article about her life and her service: "Bookworm: Librarian turned childhood passion into fulfilling career," at Lawrence Journal World & News, November 24, 2008 by Eileen Roddy.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science will receive more than $1.1 million for student scholarships.
Jane Iris Crutchfield, who died at the age of 92 on Dec. 10, 2006, was a lifelong teacher and school librarian. She taught at public schools in Virginia before returning to UNC in the 1950s to earn a bachelor’s degree in library science.
The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) announced that 237 out if the 1,003 examinees passed Philippines Librarian Licensure Examination given this November 2008. More details from ABS and Philippines Star.
Any LISNews readers take the exam? Wondering if that would that be considered a good percentage?
A field experience internship program in Arizona State University’s College of Teacher Education and Leadership (CTEL) is giving its students exposure to the importance of literacy in a child’s early years while also providing the professional development necessary for the next generation’s teachers.
The Library Student Bill of Rights:
From the perspective of a recent student and new professional, Char Booth submits the following as her impractical, idealistic template for a more practical, realistic library education. In full recognition that it is far easier to tear down than to build up, she leaves it up to the faculty and administrators of the library school world to do something about it.
1. The right to educate.
2. The right to evaluate.
Dr. William Brace 79, professor of library and information science at Rosary College--now Dominican University in River Forest--died on Wednesday, Oct. 1, an apparent heart attack. He had taught Library and Information sciences for nearly four decades.
The first time Dr. William Brace met his future wife, she darn near killed him. As the story goes, the two were graduate students at the University of Chicago in the early 1950s, when one day they found themselves sitting next to each other in class.
On September 17th, spend 30 minutes learning about Public Computers and 2.0 Tools. Join Robin Hastings, from the Missouri River Regional Library, as she shares the steps her library has taken to foster a 2.0 friendly environment at their library, both for staff and library users. By setting up a flexible computing environment and creating innovative learning opportunities, this creative professional has helped her community make the most of collaborative technologies. Take 30 minutes out of your day to learn from the experiences of others.