Professors’ article one of “LIRT’s Top Twenty”
The Faculty of Information congratulates Professor Joan Cherry, Professor Wendy Duff, librarian Nalini Singh ‘98, and UBC Professor, Luanne Freund ‘08, for the inclusion of their article, “Student Perceptions of the Information Professions and their Master’s Program in Information Studies” in “LIRT’s Top Twenty” library instruction articles of 2011.
The American Library Association (ALA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) evaluated more than 200 articles published in 2011 as part of the selection process for their annual Top 20 list. Committee Co-Chair Mark Shores praised the article for exemplifying their criteria of quality writing, useful research and stimulating ideas.
“Student Perceptions of the Information Professions and their Master’s Program in Information Studies” was originally published in 2011 in Library & Information Science Research, and highlights the attitudes of Information Studies students – they found that most students were optimistic about their job prospects, and believed the field to be growing, but also that most students were dissatisfied with their programs of study, especially with regards to the amount of practical work they received.
“LIRT’s Top Twenty” list was published in the June 2012 issue of LIRT News. The description of Cherry, Duff, Singh and Freund’s article highlights its conclusions, and future impact on scholarship, writing, “This article provides great insight into how students view the library profession and their education. Additionally, as the authors point out, the study would provide other programs of study an excellent set of tools for doing their own research.”
The full list of selected articles was published in the June 2012 issue of LIRT News, available at http://fleetwood.baylor.edu/lirt/lirtnews/2012/jun12.pdf