The Closing of the Clark Atlanta University School of Library & Information Studies

by Mulligan, Risa

Abstract (Summary)
This project closely examines the circumstances and events surrounding the closing of the Clark Atlanta University School of Library and Information Studies, an event which unfolded over the years of 2003-2005. The author interviewed Clark Atlanta University students, faculty, staff, alumni, administration and representatives from other professional organizations in order to gain some insight into the event and the opinions and perceptions of those embroiled in it. This information, combined with published accounts of the closing, help to paint a clearer picture of what happened. Larger issues including reasons why library schools close, and the value of Historically Black Institutions are also discussed in the context of the closing. Difficulties in communication among stakeholder groups are among the findings of this research.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Claudia Gollop

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:clark atlanta university school of library and information studies college libraries black schools closings


Date of Publication:12/06/0004

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