Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105144
Title:
Curricula of LIS programs in the USA: A content analysis
Author:
Chu, Heting
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
Curricula of LIS programs in the USA: A content analysis 2006, :328-337
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105144
Submitted date:
2007-08-10
Abstract:
Close to 3,000 courses, both required and elective, listed in each curriculum of the 45 ALA-accredited LIS masterĂ¢ s programs in the USA are analyzed qualitatively as well as quantitatively. Based on the changes observed in the core, electives and particularly courses that appear being created recently, this study finds that more and more elective courses are offered in LIS education while the number of core requirements is reduced to as few as two courses. In either case, a wider range of subject topics seem being covered nowadays than in the pre-Internet era. On the other hand, approximately 10 percent of all the LIS courses sound new in that they are designed to deal with emerging subjects and latest de-velopments in the field besides reflecting the growing interdisciplinary nature of LIS. This research also shows that catalysts for LIS curricular transformations do not come from technology alone, but also originate from the cultural and societal dimensions. In other words, a holistic approach should be taken for enhancing LIS curricular contents to prepare information professionals for leadership in the time to come.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Library and Information Science Education
Local subject classification:
Library and information science curriculum; United States

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChu, Hetingen_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-10T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:20:10Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-08-10en_US
dc.identifier.citationCurricula of LIS programs in the USA: A content analysis 2006, :328-337en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105144-
dc.description.abstractClose to 3,000 courses, both required and elective, listed in each curriculum of the 45 ALA-accredited LIS masterĂ¢ s programs in the USA are analyzed qualitatively as well as quantitatively. Based on the changes observed in the core, electives and particularly courses that appear being created recently, this study finds that more and more elective courses are offered in LIS education while the number of core requirements is reduced to as few as two courses. In either case, a wider range of subject topics seem being covered nowadays than in the pre-Internet era. On the other hand, approximately 10 percent of all the LIS courses sound new in that they are designed to deal with emerging subjects and latest de-velopments in the field besides reflecting the growing interdisciplinary nature of LIS. This research also shows that catalysts for LIS curricular transformations do not come from technology alone, but also originate from the cultural and societal dimensions. In other words, a holistic approach should be taken for enhancing LIS curricular contents to prepare information professionals for leadership in the time to come.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectLibrary and Information Science Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherLibrary and information science curriculumen_US
dc.subject.otherUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleCurricula of LIS programs in the USA: A content analysisen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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