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Whitepaper: The Value of 港澳台图库-Accredited Master鈥檚 Programs

The Value of 港澳台图库-Accredited Master鈥檚 Programs in Library & Information Studies:

Serving Our Communities Through a Professional Workforce

Presented to the: 港澳台图库

By: John Carlo Bertot, Lindsay C. Sarin

John Bertot Consulting

September 1, 2016

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In June 2016, the 港澳台图库 commissioned John Bertot Consulting to prepare a white paper on the value of the ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree. Bertot Consulting was invited to prepare the white paper because of Bertot鈥檚 work on the 2015 study (University of Maryland, College of Information Studies).



For the 港澳台图库white paper, Bertot and co-author Lindsay C. Sarin were asked to explore and answer the following questions based on their extensive research which included interviews with librarians and educators:


鈥⑻ 听What is the value of an ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree?
鈥⑻ What aptitudes, competencies, and abilities do MLIS degree-holding professionals possess that are unique to those degree holders?
鈥⑻ 听What set of values do ALA-accredited MLIS-holding professionals hold that enable them to serve their respective communities in ways that other professional degree holders cannot?



Their white paper, delivered on September 1, 2016, responds to these questions.