This paper discusses the role of library and information science (LIS) educators in recruiting and retaining sci-tech librarians. Strategies include increasing access to degree programs using Web-based technologies; enriching course offerings that contribute to the preparation of sci-tech librarians; partnering with experienced sci-tech librarians who can serve as guest speakers, practicum and internship supervisors, and course instructors; and developing continuing education offerings, especially for Web-based delivery in partnership with professional associations. In the era of e-science and e-learning, LIS educators have a responsibility to contribute to recruitment and retention of sci-tech librarians ready to take on new challenges and opportunities.
- Continuing education
- Education of sci-tech librarians online education
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Library and Information Sciences