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Drexel iSchool Launches Community-Based Librarianship Certificate

13 Sep 2020 19:29 | iSchools News (Administrator)

This month, Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is entering the second year of its three-year initiative in collaboration with the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Drexel Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, and the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships to co-develop a community-based learning model for LIS education.

As a key part of the project, CCI is launching a three-course Graduate Certificate in Community-Based Librarianship (CBL) this Fall Quarter. This professional development program provides an in-depth overview of the fundamentals of library and community collaboration, including courses in community-based data analytics and design thinking for digital community service. The CBL certificate culminates in a capstone project that enables students to apply their conceptual knowledge to real-world, community-based information projects in libraries and other information organizations.

The program, offered both online and on campus, is ideal for paraprofessionals and library assistants who are considering enrolling in a Master’s in Library and Information Science (LIS) program.

View the Drexel CCI news story to learn more about this project.

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