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Thursday, February 8 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Session 4.2A - Juried Papers: Developing MISSILE Curriculum to Train LIS Students as Mobile Technology Consultants.

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In the background of rising popularity of mobile technologies, organizations are increasingly investing in mobile applications and technologies to serve their patrons effectively and efficiently. As a result, there is a growing demand for experts in developing and managing mobile applications and technologies.

Project MISSILE (Mobile Information Skills and Solutions in Library Education) developed an interdisciplinary curriculum for training library and information science (LIS) students to serve as mobile technology consultants (MTCs) for libraries and not-for-profit organizations including schools and churches. Planning for this project was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in 2016, and with input from the Project MISSILE’s advisory board, consisting of researchers and practitioners from libraries and information technology (IT) industry, the feasibility and utility of the proposed curriculum has already been assessed.

This paper introduces the curriculum design that resulted from the assessment. We also seek feedback and guidance from the 2018 ALISE Conference attendees, to further strengthen this innovative interdisciplinary curriculum with the following four clusters.

Thursday February 8, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am MST
Meadowbrook II

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