12 January 2016

Call for Papers: Satellite Meeting 2016

By Terry Weech and Clara M. Chu

Theme: "International Quality Assessment of LIS Education Programs"

Date: 10 August, 2016; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Venue: The Conference Center at OCLC, 6600 Kilgour Pl, Dublin, OH 43017, USA  – Close to Columbus, reachable by taxi

Description of Theme

The Section on Education and Training (SET) and the Section on Library Theory and Research (LTR) are organizing a satellite meeting prior to the 2016 World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, with the support of OCLC, the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), and the University Library and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The aim of the meeting is to explore the feasibility of establishing an international means of assessing the quality of Higher Education programs for initial and continuing professional development of library and other information professionals.

The goal of such an international assessment protocol would be to support opportunities for cooperation and collaboration among higher education institutions worldwide, and to ensure the equivalency of degrees and certificates granted as well as learning experiences. This would result in a system that would permit reciprocity in educational programs internationally for both initial professional positions and continuing professional development of library and information professionals.

See the full call for papers on the IFLA WLIC 2016 website.

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