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LIU Post’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science Awarded Large Grant for Librarians for the 21st Century


Lindsey Amparo,Writer
Long Island University

Brookville, N.Y.—LIU Post’s Palmer School and its partners, the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Old Dominion University, have been awarded a $353,760 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

This grant will be used to help launch NxtWave, a project that will prepare future doctoral candidates with an interest in school library studies to become leaders in the school library field or at the university level.

“This grant will really help to prepare the ‘next wave’ of students as they become university professors or leaders in school districts,” says Jody K. Howard, Ph.D., Director of LIU Post’s Palmer School.

In response to the shortage of doctoral scholars who are prepared to work with students obtaining their Master of Science in Library Information Science (MSLIS) degrees, the members of the partnership have developed content-specific curriculum, including four online doctoral level courses that provide instruction in the area of school librarianship.

The Universities will accept no more than 21 candidates to the Ph.D. or Ed.D. programs at their respected institutions.

Posted 10/01/2013

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