So Far Away: Expanding the Boundaries of LIS Education to Include Rural Students
Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference: ALISE 2018
Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference: ALISE 2018, February 6-9, 2018, Denver, Colorado
While online education has expanded the reach of LIS education to rural areas, we need to expand the boundaries of library education beyond a “metropolitan-centric” curriculum. Rural libraries represent geographic and economic diversity and an under-served need for access to 21st century library resources and professionals. We share findings about the perspectives of rural students educated in an online cohort to become school librarians. Some distances were overcome through relationships developed in the cohort and by harnessing social media and other technologies. Closer to home, family and community relationships were also powerful resources to be leveraged in our LIS programs.
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Original Publication Citation
Kimmel, S., Burns, E., & DiScala, J. (2018). So far away: Expanding the boundaries of LIS education to include rural students. Proceedings of the Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Conference: ALISE 2018, (pp. 153-156). https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1409&context=si_facpub#page=173
0000-0002-4341-3679 (Kimmel), 0000-0002-3808-0195 (Burns), 0000-0003-4718-6124 (DiScala)
Kimmel, Sue; Burns, Elizabeth; and DiScala, Jeffrey, "So Far Away: Expanding the Boundaries of LIS Education to Include Rural Students" (2020). STEMPS Faculty Publications. 268.