An iCollege perspective: positioning information professionals for the future

Totten, Herman L. (2009). An iCollege perspective: positioning information professionals for the future. In: Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship, Brisbane, Australia, (1-12). August 31-September 4, 2009.

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Author Totten, Herman L.
Title of paper An iCollege perspective: positioning information professionals for the future
Conference name Positioning the Profession: the Tenth International Congress on Medical Librarianship
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates August 31-September 4, 2009
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 12
Formatted Abstract/Summary Institutions that provide library and information sciences education are developing strategies to position their graduates to work in a broad range of information environments. One strategy utilized by the University of North Texas was to create the College of Information (iCollege) by combining the School of Library and Information Sciences with the Department of Learning Technologies.

The iCollege encourages and supports interdisclipinarity. From an academic administrator's viewpoint, diverse disciplines add to an iCollege's ability to attract and retain top students, faculty, and administrators. Interdisciplinary collaboration on courses broadens students' learning experiences, as well as encourages additional interaction among faculty members.

Interdisciplinary collaboration on research projects provides support for collaborators, broadened skill bases, and improved decision making because of diverse perspectives. The interdisciplinary nature of the iCollege has proven successful in positioning information professionals to meet the demands of information marketplace.
Subjects 0807 Library and Information Studies
Keyword University of North Texas
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML) 2009
 
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