Advancing LIS in iSchools: Building a Coalition To Ensure a Vibrant Future

Carole L. Palmer, Maria Bonn, Chris Coward, Emily Knox, Keith Marzullo, Ana Ndumu, Mega Subramaniam, Andrea Thomer

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The LIS Forward initiative is addressing the urgent question: As LIS evolves within the context of iSchools, how do we best position our research and education programs to lead the field and the future of libraries? The initiative stems from the recognition that the evolution of iSchools presents opportunities and challenges for LIS and that there is great value in iSchools working together on charting directions forward. The growing coalition of iSchools is working to support LIS in taking full advantage of the multidisciplinary knowledge and expertise within iSchools, foster future leaders who will champion LIS within iSchools, and confront the dynamic tensions in research intensive iSchools. This session aims to engage international, professional, and academic stakeholders to guide activities and coalition building that can continue to strengthen LIS in iSchools. A panel will present highlights from a recent position paper to catalyze interactive, facilitated dialogue within the ASIS&T community on critical issues in LIS research and education. Breakout sessions will generate responses and recommendations to advance collaborative planning and strategy of value to LIS academic programs and the profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-828
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2023


  • education
  • information schools
  • Library and Information Science
  • practice
  • research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Library and Information Sciences


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