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IMLS Explores Changing Needs of Library Graduate Programs

By Donna DiMichele | October 31, 2017

IMLS Explores Changing Needs of Library Graduate Programs

October 31, 2017

Washington, D.C.– IMLS launched the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) in 2003. Nearly fifteen years later, the agency continues to concentrate on developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public through LB21. On November 7, IMLS will convene library and information science leaders to examine how to continue progress on meeting these goals.

Meeting to Focus on Recruitment, Training, Developing a Diverse Workforce

IMLS Focus: Positioning Library and Information Science Graduate Programs for 21st Century Practice will be held November 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET in Columbia, S.C., hosted by the School of Library and Information Science – University of South Carolina. Members of the public are invited to watch the event via livestream and to join the conversation on Twitter with #LB21focus.

The meeting will bring together representatives from ALA-accredited library graduate school programs, library association leadership, and a diverse range of library stakeholders and thought leaders. Panels will focus on topics including:

More information is available on the IMLS website.

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