Informational Professionals 2050: Educational Possibilities And Pathways -- Education Trends Panel Summary

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Dr.. Ericka Patillo, Associate Dean of Libraries (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The opening panel of Mike Eisenberg, Bill Graves, Liz Liddy, and David Silver (moderated by Susan Nutter) addressed the impact of education trends on the future of information professions and professionals. After these four thoughtful leaders presented a five-minute summary of their positions, discussion ensued among the whole body of participants. Generally, the panelists envisioned an educational system that is organic and entrepreneurial and relies less on bureaucratic and rigid business and economic models. Everyone seemed to agree that the rigidity of the current higher education system, especially in public institutions, is an impediment to change and effective learning. The discussion was not focused solely on Library and Information Science (LIS) education but on the broad education trends that would and perhaps should impact the role of information in learning for future LIS students as well as students in any discipline. The primary thrust was on higher education, but several panelists gave examples of learning among younger students to illustrate their points.

Additional Information

Nutter, S., Khanova, J., and Patillo, E. (2012). "Education Trends Panel Summary" in Informational Professionals 2050: Educational Possibilities and Pathways. Edited by Gary Marchionini and Barbara B. Moran. School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Information Professionals 2050, June 4-5, 2012, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. ISBN 978-1-300-20486-2. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2012
Library and Information Science (LIS), education trends, higher education

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