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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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Life in a professional school

Life in a Professional School

Fall 2010


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 include

ILS professionals include…

  • Systems Analysts


Ils professionals include1

ILS professionals include…

  • Web designers

  • Database designers


Becoming a professional involves

Becoming a professional involves…

  • Formal education


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)


Your formal education at sils

Your formal education at SILS

…Plus 8 electives


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

    • 210 Manning Hall

    • [email protected]


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