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Dear Danny,

Thank you so much!  If the course on Organization of Information were not
offered, there would be few or a few students will read *The Organization
of Information.* I am going to make copies of the pages 2-5 and put in
every faculty member's mailbox.

Yes, the voting on this topic has been tabled.

I would like to have support from you and other colleagues on the Listserv
to help this decision to prepare students for the information profession.

--Yan

On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 1:50 PM Daniel Joudrey <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Yan,
>
> For what it is worth, you can quote me. I think my thoughts are summarized
> in pages 2-5 of *The Organization of Information*. But, in short, without
> an understanding of organizing information, we cannot work efficiently and
> effectively with collections or users. The students will have a diminished
> understanding of retrieval without Info Org, and that will affect their
> ability to function in an actual work setting. The other responses by
> Shawne, Frank, and Kathleen bring out important reasons why this is not a
> great idea.
>
> This is a terrible position for you and for the students.
>
> Is there any chance the discussion/motion can be tabled until you have time
> to collect additional information to oppose this proposal?
>
> *Danny*
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> *Daniel N. Joudrey, Ph.D.*
> Professor
> School of Library and Information Science (SLIS)
> College of Computational, Organizational, and Information Sciences (COCIS)
> Simmons University
> 300 The Fenway, P-205B
> Boston, MA 02115                           617.521.2863
>
> *Pronouns*: *he/him/his*
> *Twitter*:
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>
> On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 1:17 PM Yan Ma <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Dear Danny,
> >
> > Thank you for your professional statement in support of my and Shawne's
> > response.
> >
> > May I quote you to share with my faculty members?
> >
> > How do I or our profession or ALA or someone(s)to convince my faculty
> that
> > Organization of Information has to be required for ALL students in
> addition
> > to my voice?
> >
> > What LIS education will be without any knowledge or skills in
> Organization
> > of Information?
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > --Yan
> >
>


-- 
Dr. Yan Ma, Ph.D.
Professor of Graduate School of Library & Information Studies
Harrington School of Communications and Media
University of Rhode Island
94 West Alumni Ave.
Kingston, RI 02881 USA
Email: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Tel: 401-874-2819
Fax: 401-874-4964
https://harrington.uri.edu/meet/yan-ma/