LAM @ Universities: Convergence in Graduate Education

Laura-Edythe Coleman

Richard J. Urban

lcoleman@fsu.edu

rurban@fsu.edu

 

Paul F. Marty

Kathy Braun

marty@fsu.edu

kbraun@fsu.edu

 

What is the future of LIS, Archival Studies, and Museum Studies Graduate Education?

Where are LAM Programs in LIS?

Library
Studies

26

Archival
Studies

“We have seen it as
beneficial to keep the
main LIS program and
archival program
intertwined because
there is so much
crossover between the
two.”

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14

7

Students using the Habitat Tracker app
Museum
Studies

1

15
8

15

23

30

In Our LIS Program
Outside of Our LIS Program

The Ideal LAM Relationship?

The ideal LAM relationship is
composed of individuals who see
the “synergies” between Libraries,
Archives, and Museums.
The ideal LAM @ Universities
relationship is “symbiotic resource sharing, curriculum
sharing”

The Value of LAM Relationships?

LAM relationships are beneficial
“as long as you let them be who
they are”
“I do, and I don’t; there are
pieces that are common but
there are also pieces that are
really different.”
“As long as you let them be
unique in the ways that they're
unique.”

School of Information

College of Communication & Information

The Future of LAM Relationships?

“The days of isolation are over”
“understanding that those three
(LAM) programs are really different,
different methodologies, different
theories.”
“The better care we take of our unique
skills, and the better we develop those
unique skills, the richer the
partnership is. I think it weakens it
very much if you lump them all
together and say they are all the same:
they are not.”
Florida State University