On March 11th New York-area librarians affiliated with Radical Reference are holding a Library Education Forum for library school students and recent grads (though faculty and not-so-recent grads are also invited) to talk over LIS education. Among the questions they expect to discuss:
If technology is changing the nature of our profession, how should LIS programs reflect this? Should LIS curriculums be more practical or theoretical? Were there glaring omissions in your education? Are there skills that you have gained after graduating that you wish had been part of your curriculum? What are the profession’s core values? How should LIS programs reflect them?
The Librarian in Black hopes someone will host a webcast with participant chat. Any takers?