American librarianship and the discipline of LIS was originally framed as a social science. Yet much library practitioner’s work is design related. This session proposes that design thinking and philosophy must be integrated into the LIS curriculum. Tomorrow’s librarians, in addition to basic information organization and service skills, must receive a design influenced education that equips them with a problem-finding and solution-oriented mindset. A Masters of Library Design is the path forward for professional librarianship. This program is sponsored by the ACRL Library and Information Science Education Interest Group
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Library Workforce
Interests: Library School Education, Professional Development, Transforming Libraries
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, Library School, Public, Research Library, School/Media Center
Cost: Included with full conference registration.