Title

Exploring culminating experiences: Bridging the gap between theory and practice in LIS education

ORCID ID

orcid.org/0000-0003-0477-2828

Document Type

Contribution to Books

Publication Date

2018

Publication Title

Re-Envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education

Abstract

The American Library Association lists among its core values the development of library professionals in graduate programs, for “it is of vital importance that there be professional education available to meet the social needs and goals of library services” (American Library Association, 2004). But what curricular elements should make up that professional education? Should its curriculum focus on core, traditional librarian services? Should it try to prepare students for shifting trends in technology and education? And where does library and information science (LIS) theory fit into the curriculum? This chapter will explore the culminating curricular experiences of other fields in order to provide an assortment of suggested methods for library school programs to support and connect both LIS theory and practice.

Original Citation

Goodsett, M. (2018). Exploring culminating experiences: Bridging the gap between theory and practice in LIS education. In Sarin, L. C., Percell, J., Jaeger P. T., & Bertot, J. C. (Eds.), Re-Envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education. Emerald Insight.

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