Abstract

Abstract:

Practice-based learning (PBL) has been a staple of the preservice curricula of Library and Information Science (LIS) programs. While the status/importance of PBL continues to be debated in LIS education in the United States, an increasing number of programs offer these experiences to their students in the form of practicums, internships, fieldwork, service learning, or community-based projects. This article will look at the most recent statistical data on fieldwork experiences offered by LIS schools and examine the ways in which these practical experiences are organized and infused throughout the curricula. While the focus will be programs accredited by the American Library Association in the United States, reference will be made to international curricula where applicable.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1559-0682
Print ISSN
0024-2594
Pages
pp. 13-22
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-19
Open Access
No
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