March 25, 2017

Learn from the Best: LJ Speaks with Model LIS Teachers

SPONSORED BY: ProQuest and Library Journal
EVENT TIME AND DATE: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM ET/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

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Library Journal presents a gathering of past LJ Teaching Award winners as they discuss the changing nature of librarianship in the new digital landscape from the perspective of teachers setting the bar for innovation in LIS education.

With decades of combined experience fostering critical thinking about library issues and essential leadership skills, these teachers have first-hand experience incorporating new methods and practices as they adapt to address the ever-evolving demands on their students. What challenges await the class of 2013 and beyond? What are the essential skills and qualities that will be required of future library leaders? Is the increasing shift toward online learning affecting the way librarians are trained, and if so, how?

Join us as we explore these questions and more in conversation with three past LJ Teaching Award winners, moderated by LJ Editors and adjunct LIS educators John N. Berry III and Josh Hadro.


Rebecca Knuth – Full Professor, Library and Information Science Program, University of Hawaii

Rebecca Knuth is a Full Professor in the Library and Information Science Program, which is part of the Information and Computer Sciences Department at the University of Hawaii. Her research is focused on international, interdisciplinary and comparative inquiry into censorship, intellectual freedom (access to information as a human right), international librarianship, literacy, the history of books and libraries, nationalism, book burning, genocide, and the link between extremism and cultural destruction.

Martin Wolske – Senior Research Scientist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Martin Wolske, Senior Research Scientist and adjunct lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (GSLIS), teaches the introduction to Networked Information Systems class. Students in the course begin to understand how the use and application of technology reflect our society, and as Wolske puts it “what is encountered when you try to use that technology in communities already dismissed by that society.”

Steven MacCall – Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Dr. MacCall is an associate professor in SLIS. He is a nationally recognized teacher who coordinates the Organization of Information area courses for SLIS. In addition to teaching the introductory LS 500 Organization of Information course, Dr. MacCall also developed an advanced organization course on the topic of Metadata. Additional teaching areas include health librarianship, health informatics, and a doctoral seminar in social media and mobile computing.


John N. Berry III – Editor-at-Large, Library Journal
Josh Hadro – Executive Editor, Library Journal

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