One of the SIS/DLIS Faculty Candidate Colloquium Series
Judith A. Jablonski
Library And Information Studies
Do We Think We Are?
Friday, February 18, 2005
Abstract: The LIS literature suggests that LIS is experiencing what might be described as a problem with its identity or, as Ian Cornelius (1996) states, with theoretical disputes of what the field is. Primarily in response to developments in computer and communication technologies, the field has experienced a division into specializations that has affected any kind of agreement about a unified profession. Judith A. Jablonski reports on her study of the field conceptualization of Library and Information Studies (LIS) by LIS Faculty and LIS Practitioners in the United States. The study should be valuable to LIS school administrators, faculty, and practitioners with regard to institutional and disciplinary jurisdiction, curriculum decisions, LIS school names/identities, and policy making.
|Attention SIS students: The faculty search committee invites you to come and meet SIS faculty candidate. The student information session is from 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2005 in Room 503 IS Building.|