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Title:Student perspectives of LIS education in an aging society: Initial findings
Author(s):Winberry, Joseph
Subject(s):Aging society
Library and information science education
Older adults
Abstract:The March 2020 declaration of Covid-19 as a global public health pandemic and the subsequent events laid bare the vulnerabilities that older adults (i.e., people 65 years and older) often experience. This conference paper explores perspectives of students and recent graduates of Master of Library and Information Science (MSLIS) and equivalent programs on the role of LIS in an aging society. Sixty-five participants were recruited through an online QuestionPro survey that was emailed to and distributed by representatives of 61 American Library Association student chapters. Responses indicated that older adults were considerably underrepresented in age specific courses within MSLIS curricula and that while participants reported believing that inclusion of youth (i.e., children and teenagers) was more important, participant interest in inclusion of older adults may increase with more exposure to the information needs of this population. The findings and limitations of this study emphasis the need for more related research.
Issue Date:2021-09-20
Education programs/schools
Political economy of the information society
Social justice
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-09-17

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