Re-Envisioning the MLS – Re-envisioning the MLS: Why Libraries are Critical for Revolutionizing Learning

Please join us on March 25 as the iSchool and the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC) at the University of Maryland continue their year-long Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative: Why Libraries are Critical for Revolutionizing Learning: Insights from the Learning Sciences While almost everyone has an opinion about what “learning” is and how it’s done […]

Re-Envisioning the MLS: Reclaiming Our Purpose

On March 11, Ms. Valerie J. Gross (CEO & President of Howard County Public Library System) lead a thought-provoking discussion as part of the iSchool’s Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Co-sponsored by the Information Policy & Access Center, Ms. Gross outlined a vibrant future for libraries through a re-branding, language usage, and alignment with education. Based […]

Re-Envisioning the MLS: What We’ve Learned So Far

We’re now some six months into our Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. We’ve hosted engagement events (History, Origins, and Foundations of the MLS, Libraries and Archives are Information Technologies), thought leader speakers (Dave Lankes, Mike Eisenberg), and published white papers and blog postings (click on the #HackMLS tag below to see all of our postings) to […]

Re-Envisioning the MLS: Youth Learning in a Digital Context: Implications for Library, Information, and Education Professionals

Join us as the iSchool and the Information Policy & Access Center Re-Envision the MLS with our thought leader speakers series. We are pleased to present Dr. Mike Eisenberg as our speaker on December 9, 2014. Please join us in-person or online! Details are below. YX: Youth Learning in a Digital Context: Implications for Library, […]

Re-Envisioning the MLS: Free the Librarians

On Thursday, November 6, Dave Lankes delivered the iSchool’s first thought leader presentation our three-year Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Co-sponsored by the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC), Dave delivered Burn the Libraries, Free the Librarians, which offered a number of insights regarding the future of libraries and, more significantly, the future of librarians. The […]

eGovernment Students Visit Washington

  The iSchool’s online eGovernment student cohort visited campus October 22-24, 2014. The 17 students in the cohort are part of a program funded through a Laura Bush 21st Century scholarship grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Directed by Dr. John Bertot, the goals of the eGovernment specialization are to prepare […]

Launched! Re-Envisioning the MLS

On Monday, October 20, the iSchool hosted its first discussion event as part of our three-year Re-Envisioning the MLS initiative. Led by iSchool faculty members Paul Jaeger and John Bertot (co-directors of iPAC), the Defining the MLS: History, Origins, and Foundations focused on the history, professionalization, and values of the librarianship as defined through the formalization […]

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