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Title: Crying Wolf: An examination and reconsideration of the perception of crisis in LIS education
Authors: Dillon, Andrew
Norris, April
Keywords: gender
information technology
Library and Information Science (LIS)
library
librarianship
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Alise
Citation: This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and Norris, A. (2005) Crying Wolf: an examination and reconsideration of the perception of crisis in LIS education. Journal of Education in Library and Information Science, 46,4 280-298.
Series/Report no.: Vol. 46
No. 4
Abstract: Recent discussions of education for library professionals have strongly criticized the state of most Library and Information Science (LIS) schools, which are portrayed as techno-centric, male-dominated, and out of touch with the needs of practitioners. In the present essay we examine the major claims for a new crisis in LIS education and conclude that the data do not support most of the popular criticisms made of this field. Instead, the notion of crisis is best understood as indicative of a moment of change and an opportunity to significantly affect the long-term future of the field.
Description: The PDF version of this file functions as both the access and the archival copies. Word document missing Tables 1 and 2 upon receipt.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2081/2520
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