Educating for our Information Future

March 15, 2015

Eileen Abels

Dean Eileen Abels forms unique collaboration to envision the future of LIS education

Simmons College, the University of Illinois, and the University of Toronto joined forces to convene a forum with leaders from several different stakeholder groups, with findings to be compiled into a white paper by August 2015. Targeting and securing funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian National Forum Planning Grant Program, Dr. Eileen G. Abels, Dean of the School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, along with partners Dr. Linda C. Smith, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Dr. Lynne C. Howarth, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, hosted the forum, Envisioning our Information Future and How to Educate for it, this past January at Simmons College.

Read more about the IMLS-sponsored forum and the issues addressed at SLIS InfoLink