The Future of Library Science

In podcast interview, new president of the American Library Association considers direction of the field and its training programs.

July 25, 2007

The new president of the American Library Association is a professor in a college not of library of science, but of information.

Loriene Roy, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, has served as a reference librarian, a research associate, and a professor, and brings that varied background to the leadership of the ALA. In this podcast interview, she discusses the evolution of library science programs (including for some the evolution away from the "library name"), the role of professors within the association, and the growing role for library programs in training paraprofessionals who are taking on a growing number of roles in libraries.


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