Dillon: What it means to be an iSchool

Andrew Dillon | 14 OCTOBER 2012| JELIS – Journal of Education in Library and Information Science

Though considered by some to represent a major break with LIS education, Schools of Information ‘iSchools’ might better be seen as representative of efforts to extend concerns with information and human use`rs beyond the agency model of traditional LIS approaches. In this paper, the key attributes of iSchools are identified in terms of intellectual coverage, interdisciplinarity, and research commitment. Rather than formally distinct from LIS programs, iSchools are considered exemplars of a type of program into which more LIS programs might evolve.Keywords: iSchools, research orientation, LIS education, curriculum coverage

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