INTERNATIONALIZATION OF LIS EDUCATION: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOIS
As the world becomes more interconnected through new technologies, economics, population movements, and demographic and cultural changes, it is crucial for LIS schools to prepare students who are able to understand global information access and information policies and who will be able to promote transborder and transnational systems of communication among the people of the world. Please join the School of Information Studies and the SOIS International Initiatives Group (SIIG) as we welcome Dr. Ismail Abdullahi to speak about the importance of the internationalization of the LIS curriculum as an essential component in the education and training of LIS students.
12:00 - 2:30 PM
UWM Libraries 4th Floor Conference Center
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Dr. Ismail Abdullahi
Professor, Global Library and Information Science
North Carolina Central University
Dr. Abdullahi is a professor of Global Library and Information Science. He is a graduate of the Royal School of Library and Information Science in Denmark. He has an MLS from North Carolina Central University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Abdullahi is a recipient of many awards. Among them are: The Harold Lancour Award for Excellence in International and Comparative Study in Library and Information Science; The Meyers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in the United Sates; Emerald Literati Award for Internationalization of Library Education in Europe and North America; A Leadership Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association; and numerous awards from community associations.
For questions or more information contact:
SOIS International Initiatives Group
UW-Milwaukee, School of Information Studieskawooya@uwm.edu