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The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at LIU Awarded $350,000 Grant to Develop Graduate Curriculum in School Librarianship

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NxtWaveThe Palmer School of Library and Information Science at LIU and its partners, the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Old Dominion University, have been awarded a $350,000 grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through its Librarians for the 21st Century program. The grant will support the joint NxtWave program to create a community of scholars in the field of school libraries.

The NxtWave program will form a cohort of approximately 20 doctoral candidates who have been admitted to the Ph.D. or Ed.D. programs at their respective institutions and who are interested in the field of school librarianship. The goal of the project is to educate future library leaders who will develop in-depth knowledge about the school library profession, be visible and engaged leaders, articulate an informed vision, and create and contribute to the profession's knowledge base.

Dr. Jody Howard, director of the Palmer School and the NxtWave project director, stated, “There is a critical need to provide content-specific curricula for the next wave of school library university professors and leaders in this area. The members of the partnership have developed curricula for four online doctoral-level courses providing instruction in the area of school librarianship.”

Posted 01/08/2014

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