Friday, February 20, 2009

The Library Gets Left Out

Library Journal reports that Rutgers University's School of Communication, Information and Library Studies (SCILS) (in New Jersey) has decided to remove the word library from its title and change the name of the school to the School of Communication and Information. The article quotes the Dean, "Dean Jorge Reina Schement offered extensive arguments for the name change, including an increase in the school's competitiveness..."

Looking at the google map of accredited library schools in North America, there are still quite a few of the institutions that offer a Masters degree in librarianship (library studies) that have the word library in the school or department name.

As a graduate of Rutger's "Library School" -- it is a sad day for me that the word library is being left out.

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