iSchool Capstone

Diversity in LIS Education: Are We Preparing Students for the 21st Century Workplace

Project tags:

information behavior & user research

information policy & ethics

Project poster

We are performing a critical examination of the curricula of several of the top Information Schools, as determined by US News & World Report. Our intent is to determine whether these schools are addressing issues of diversity in ways that will prepare MLIS students for the 21st century workplace, where diversity is increasing and increasingly important. Our analysis is based upon the available literature as well as syllabi from the various schools in our sample. We intend to address possible omissions, areas for improvement, and places where diversity-related content can be integrated into already existing classes. We have compiled a resource list for instructors wishing to integrate more diversity-related content into their classrooms.

Project participants:

Twanna Hodge


Beth Lytle