Recording Available: Re-envisioning the MLS with Maryland's iSchool--Defining the MLS: History, Origins and Foundations

Recording Available: Re-envisioning the MLS with Maryland's iSchool--Defining the MLS: History, Origins and Foundations

Re-envisioning the MLS Engagement Session—Defining the MLS: History, Origins, and Foundations
Recording Now Available:  http://ter.ps/DefineMLS

Contact: mlsprogram@umd.edu

Listen to the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool, as it begins the conversation about re-conceptualizing the Master of Library Science (MLS) degree and its place in the 21st century information economy. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #hackMLS.

Led by Drs. Paul Jaeger and John Bertot, this session discusses the foundations of the MLS, its purposes, and roots in the iSchool. Join us as we discuss how MLS degree programs got their start, why MLS programs exist, the American Library Association accreditation context, and how MLS programs and accreditation are changing.

Dr. Paul Jaeger is associate professor and co-director of the Information Policy & Access Center in the iSchool. He also serves as the assistant director for the Information and Diverse Populations (IDP) specialization within the MLS Program, and the iSchool’s Diversity Officer. Dr. John Bertot is professor and co-director of the Information Policy & Access Center in the iSchool. He also serves as the MLS Program Director and assistant director for the Community Analytics & Policy specialization within the MLS Program.

Find out more about this initiative here.