...pivoting to focus on innovation. Still blogging about copyright and occasionally on digitization.
Monday, July 16, 2018
IMLS report on Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice
In November 2017, IMLS hosted a meeting on "Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice." The 40-page report from that one-day event is now available. The three overarching themes, and places for continued work, were:
Recruiting, Hiring and Retaining LIS Professionals
It is important for us to remember that the diversity in our profession does not match the diversity in the U.S. For example, the U.S. is approximately 18% Hispanic/LatinX, while only 3% of our credentialed librarians are Hispanic/LatinX. The report includes tables on race/ethnicity on page 31, which use the ALA Diversity Counts statistics.
I expect all of the ALA accredited MSLIS programs will be reviewing this report. It will be interesting to see how this influences their future.