ERIC Number: ED457864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the 2000 Sino-United States Symposium and Workshop on Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age (Wuhan, China, November 5-10, 2000).
Perushek, D. E., Ed.
The first International Symposium on Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age, held in November 2000 at Wuhan University (Wuhan, China), drew more than 90 library and information science professionals from China, Macao, and the United States. Participants gathered to discuss a question of common concern: How are our respective library school preparing students for careers in library and information science and management? This report contains papers presented at the symposium's plenary sessions. These papers, written by leading Chinese and American educators, provide a snapshot of the educators' concerns at a time when the digital environment is bringing about rapid, fundamental change in libraries. The papers included in this report are: "Embedding an LIS School within the University and Society" (Leigh Estabrook); "Information Science Facing the 21st Century" (Liang Zhanping); "The Role of the Dean in Implementing Change" (Brooke E. Sheldon); "Again on the Development of Our Discipline: Suggesting 'Information Resources Management' Be Our First-Level Discipline" (summary) (Meng Guangjun); "The Reformation and Innovation of Library Science Education in the Digital Age" (Peng Feizhang); "Library and Information Science Education in China Today" (Wu Weici); "The Transformation of Academic Libraries in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Opportunities for Library and Information Science Education" (Rush G. Miller); "On the Objective and Implementation of Library and Information Science Education in the Digital Age" (Ma Feicheng); "New Developments in Graduate Education in Library and Information Science in the United States: Formats and Technologies for Offering Distance Education Courseware" (Blanche Woolls); "Some Reflections on Library Education in China" (Peter Zhou); "A Comparative Analysis of LIS Graduate Education in China and the United States" (Chen Chuanfu); and "The Enhancement and Expansion of Information Science Graduate Degree Courses in the Digital Age" (Hu Changping). Appendixes include institutions represented at the conference; symposium agenda; and an Action Plan Proposal for Library and Information Science Education in China in the Twenty-first Century. (AEF)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Science, Information Technology, Library Education, Library Schools, Library Science, Technological Advancement
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Authoring Institution: Council on Library and Information Resources, Washington, DC.