Education – Past? Present? Future? Chat
Thursday, February 25, 2016
9:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Pacific time
Led by Teresa Knott (@tlknott)
There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning. - Jiddu Krishnamurti
We are engaged in a profession and typically work for organizations that are committed to lifelong learning. On Thursday, February 25, #medlibs are gathering on Twitter to talk about education.
Here are some questions that we may discuss.
- If you were to enter graduate school today, knowing how you would work today, what courses do you believe graduate schools of library and information science should be teaching now?
- What do you need to learn now to be more successful in your current position?
- What do you need to learn now to move into your dream job?
- What intangible skills or knowledge does it take to be effective as a librarian in your organization?
- If you supervise, what skills and knowledge do you believe are lacking in new graduates?
- What do you want to learn now?
- What are your learning goals and how do you achieve them?
Some articles related to trends in libraries and education.
- NMC Horizon Report: 2016 Higher Education Edition, http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2016-nmc-horizon-report-he-EN.pdf (#medlibs will discuss the Horizon Report as a 3 part consecutive chat series March 10, 17 & 24th.)
- Top trends in academic libraries: A review of the trends and issues affecting academic libraries in higher education, College & Research Libraries News, June 2014, 75 (6), 294-302. http://crln.acrl.org/content/75/6/294.full
- Riding the Waves or Caught in the Tide? Navigating the Evolving Information Enviroment. Insights from the IFLA Trend Report. http://trends.ifla.org/files/trends/assets/insights-from-the-ifla-trend-report_v3.pdf
Join us on Twitter using the #medlibs hashtag Thursday evening to share your stories and engage with colleagues. Never been to a Twitter chat before? Check out this overview and come on in - all are welcome including first timers, lurkers, students and others interested in the topic and the field.