I was interested to read that among the recommendations in the RSC Expert Panel Report: The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory (http://rsc-src.ca/en/expert-panels/rsc-reports/future-now-canadas-libraries-archives-and-public-memory) is:
“THAT FACULTIES OF EDUCATION and FACULTIES OF LIBRARY, ARCHIVAL AND INFORMATION SCIENCE include a course in community development;”
I think this is excellent news!
Annette de Faveri and I have taught a 1-credit course in Community-Led Libraries at the iSchool at UBC for the last number of years. This year, we’re expanding to a 3-credit course beginning in January 2015. I’d love to get your ideas as practitioners on the knowledge, understanding and training you’d like to see in new graduates that you hire into community work. We’re planning a mix of lectures and exercises, guests from within and outside the library world, and some experiential learning.
Many thanks for any ideas,