LIS Education, Digital Library Curriculum, Experiential Learning
Integration of experiential learning into the library and information science (LIS) courses has been a theme in LIS education, but the topic deserves renewed attention with an increasing demand for professionals in the digital library field and in light of the new initiative announced by the Library of Congress (LC) and the Institution of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for national residency program in digital curation. The balance between theory and practice in digital library curricula, the challenges of incorporating practical projects into LIS coursework, and the current practice of teaching with hands on activities represent the primary areas of this panel discussion.
Matusiak, K. K., & Hu, X. (2012). Educating a new cadre of experts specializing in digital collections and digital curation: Experiential learning in digital library curriculum. Presented at the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) 75th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, October 29, 2012. Published in the Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 49(1), 1-3.