The Transparent Library School – a school I want to attendPosted: 18 May 2011
Education should be inspiring for all involved. Learning should be filled with discovery, encouragement, and experimentation—both with ideas and tools. The best online and in-classroom experiences can and should be enhanced by the online LIS professional commons. – Michael Stephens
Michael Stephens’ new Office Hours column is out in Library Journal today and it is incredibly insightful and important for everyone involved in LIS education to read – and I’m not just saying this because it references a blog post I made a few months ago.
Stephens also gave a presentation yesterday at McMaster University called Transforming Library Science Education: Heretical Thoughts. You can view the slides from the presentation HERE. They focus on a lot of the same issues he aims at in the column. There are so many interesting ideas in the slides alone I can only imagine how thought-provoking the talk was.
UPDATE 19/May: Stephens has added some thoughts from attendees of his heretical thoughts presentation on his site.
*I have about three more weeks of classes. Once they are finished I plan to focus on writing a lot more. I have several ideas in mind including addressing the issues discussed above.
*Featured image credit Michael Stephens.