2014 | 82 | 2 | 189-206
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Educating a new generation of library and information science professionals: a United States perspective

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Kształcenie nowego pokolenia specjalistów z zakresu bibliotekoznawstwa i informacji naukowej: sytuacja w Stanach Zjednoczonych
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This article examines the U.S. model of library and information science (LIS) education in light of the changes brought about by information and communication technology. The accepted model of professional preparation in the United States has emphasized graduate education on a Master’s level from LIS programs accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). The authors trace the historical development of this approach and provide an overview of the ALA accreditation process. Furthermore, they examine the strategies of LIS programs in adjusting to the changing information environment, present the debate about the iSchool movement and discuss the evolution of the core curriculum. In addition, the article explores the relationship between LIS education and the field of practice and presents a practitioner’s perspective on educating library professionals. The authors conclude that the model of advanced professional preparation for librarianship is still relevant in the digital environment, but it requires greater flexibility and close cooperation with the field of practice.
Artykuł zawiera analizę amerykańskiego modelu kształcenia w zakresie bibliotekoznawstwa i informacji naukowej w świetle zmian wynikających z rozwoju technologii informacyjno-komunikacyjnych. Powszechnie uznawany model profesjonalnego kształcenia w Stanach Zjednoczonych podkreśla wagę ukończenia studiów magisterskich w ramach programów akredytowanych przez American Library Association (ALA). Autorki artykułu prezentują historię rozwoju niniejszego podejścia i omawiają pokrótce proces akredytacji ALA, a także analizują sposoby dostosowywania programów kształcenia do zmieniającego się środowiska informacyjnego, przedstawiają dyskusję na temat ruchu iSchool oraz rozwój bazowego programu kształcenia. Ponadto w artykule przedstawiono związki pomiędzy teorią a praktyką kształcenia w zakresie bibliotekoznawstwa i informacji naukowej i omówiono, z perspektywy osoby kształcącej, proces kształcenia specjalistów z tegoż zakresu. W podsumowaniu autorki potwierdzają, iż model zaawansowanego profesjonalnego kształcenia w zakresie bibliotekoznawstwa i informacji naukowej pozostaje relewantny w środowisku cyfrowym, wymaga jednak większej elastyczności i współdziałania z praktyką.
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