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Life in a Professional School. Fall 2010. How/when did it all start?. Melvil Dewey. 1876 ALA Library Journal Dewey Decimal Classification System 1883 Columbia and later Albany in 1888. How/when did it start in NC?. 1904: Wilson began offering summer courses in librarianship

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how when did it all start
How/when did it all start?

MelvilDewey

  • 1876
    • ALA
    • Library Journal
    • Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • 1883
    • Columbia and later Albany in 1888
how when did it start in nc
How/when did it start in NC?
  • 1904: Wilson began offering summer courses in librarianship
    • “A library school is needed, where

librarians, like lawyers and doctors

and teachers, may secure expert

professional training… to tap the

vast reservoir of human knowledge.”

  • 1931: School of Library Science opened, with the first class graduating in 1932
  • 1950: MSLS began to be offered
  • 1980: First PhD graduate

Louis Round Wilson

and what about information science
And what about information science?
  • Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think." Atlantic Monthly, 176(1):101-108, 1945
  • Information explosion during and after WWII
  • Solution: The MEMEX
the memex
The MEMEX
  • Coping with the growing amount of data
  • Personal information repository
  • Random access, extensibility, ability to add new data
a walk through history
A walk through history
  • ASIS&T founded in 1937 as the American Documentation Institute
  • 1950s & 60s – Transition to information science
  • 1980s – Library schools become ILS schools
  • 1992 – The Web is born
today and tomorrow
Today and tomorrow…
  • Digital libraries
  • User-centered design
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information architecture
  • Social media
  • Information retrieval
  • Knowledge management
  • Personal information management
  • Digital curation

What about the day after tomorrow???

for the future we need ils professionals
For the future, we need ILS professionals
  • But what do we mean by:
    • A professional?
    • An ILS professional?
the professional
The professional…
  • Is an expert problem solver
the professional1
The professional…
  • Occupies a position of TRUST
the professional2
The professional…
  • Builds community
the professional3
The professional…
  • Is a change agent
ils professions include
ILS professions include…
  • Librarians of all types
ils professions include1
ILS professions include…
  • Archivists & Records Managers
ils professions include2
ILS professions include…
  • Information/Knowledge Managers
ils professionals include1
ILS professionals include…
  • Web designers
  • Database designers
becoming a professional involves1
Becoming a professional involves…

Commitment to lifelong learning

becoming a professional involves2
Becoming a professional involves…

Active participation in professional associations

student organizations at sils
Student organizations at SILS

ILSSA – ILS Student Association

IS Undergraduates Empowered (ISSUE)

Doctoral Student Association (DSA)

Art & Museum Professionals (AMLISS)

Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T)

Librarians (ALA)

Archivists (SCOSAA)

Special Librarians (SLA)

another view of the program
Another view of the program

780

992

Evaluation

MS Paper

490

890

Electives

520/521

509/501/513

461

500

582

585

Organization

Collection/Retrieval

Info Tech

Info Behaviors

Design

Management

THE FOUNDATION

some core values at sils
Some core values at SILS
  • Collegiality, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Academic integrity
  • Social responsibility
collegiality collaboration teamwork
Collegiality, collaboration, teamwork
  • Team assignments in classes
  • Use of resources in the School: library, lab
  • Sharing what you already know
academic integrity
Academic integrity
  • UNC Honor Code/system, http://honor.unc.edu/
  • Using others’ work: plagiarism
    • Online tutorial available: http://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/plagiarism/
  • Re-using your own work:

self-plagiarism,

“double-dipping”

social responsibility
Social responsibility
  • Service learning at UNC: http://www.unc.edu/apples/
  • Volunteer efforts
    • Project Homestart
    • Habitat for Humanity
  • Devoting your professional efforts to work that is “worthwhile”

Project Homestart,

Chapel Hill, NC

Habitat for Humanity,

Orange County, NC

if you don t know ask
If you don’t know, ASK!
  • One another
    • Individually or via listserv
  • Your instructors
  • Your advisor
  • The office staff
    • Lara Bailey
    • Wake Harper
  • Me
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