Libraries, Archives, Technology, Impending Doom
The Committee on Accreditation of the American Library Association is soliciting comments as it prepares to revise the standards by which it evaluates library schools.
According to ALA’s press release,
COA will host a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 20, 2014, to discuss the proposed changes and will host discussion forums at the 2014 Annual ALISE Conference, the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, and the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The program at ALA Midwinter, entitled Draft revised Standards for Accreditation of LIS Master’s Programs, will be from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, PCC-201 B.
You may can investigate the revision draft here. Somewhere in there you are also supposed to be able to submit comments. Comments are being accepted until next October.
Since the whole thing would probably result in me leaving comments that were nothing but a string of expletives and maybe a scan of my student loan bills, which would be good neither for me nor the Committee, I will instead direct the Committee to our “What I Wish I’d Learned in Library School” series from this fall.
Part 1: So, You’re Going to Library School…, by TheLuddbrarian
Part 2: Shekel’s School for Wayward Librarians, by shekelshipwreck
Part 3: Don’t, by oneofthelibrarians