On Tuesday, June 28, 2005 as part of ALA's Annual Conference proceedings, the Office for Diversity will host a national summit:
the National Dialogue on the Curriculum of Readiness for the 21st Century Librarian, sponsored by the Office for Diversity and funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to be held from 8:30 am to 3:00 p.m. The summit will bring together leaders in Library and Information Science education with practitioners representing a variety of library types and settings to engage in structured and open discussion of LIS education, pedagogy, and reform; the recruitment, retention, development and graduation of students from underrepresented backgrounds; and reconciling gaps between LIS theory and practice. Breakout sessions will be organized around selected topics of concern.
As an end product of the summit, participants will generate a set of formal recommendations that shall be incorporated in a published report to be disseminated to the profession in print and online. If you are interested in participating in what portends to be a timely and critically important event, please confirm your attendance via email.
Any questions or information you may wish to share should be directed to:
Tracie D. Hall
Director, ALA Office for Diversity and the Spectrum Initiative
800-545-2433 ext. 5020