relevance of MLIS to 21st century librarianship

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84th chat, Monday June 19 2017: relevance of MLIS to 21st century librarianship
11am Pacific / noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern

Moderated by @mohamedberray

Note: Using “MLIS” for any information/library master’s degree (MLS, MSIS, etc.) for brevity’s sake.

Suggested readings:

Discussion questions:

  • Q1. What are the most valuable applications of an MLIS degree to librarian practice? #critlib
  • Q2. What aspects of librarianship can be performed without the need for an MLIS? #critlib
  • Q3. What alternatives to a full two+ year MLIS degree could provide an entry to the profession?  #critlib
  • Q4. What changes could be made to MLIS programs to make them more relevant/worthwhile? #critlib
  • Q5. How can library workers & library schools work together to ensure the value of MLIS programs? #critlib