The UW iSchool
The University of Washington iSchool, established in 1911, is the oldest library school west of the Mississippi. Accredited continuously by the American Library Association since 1926, the School has maintained a proud tradition of training professionals in librarianship.
The Library School Liaison Committee will keep LLOPS members informed through the LLOPS online discussion group of new developments at the iSchool.
Law Librarianship and the iSchool
The Law Librarianship Program established at the University of Washington in 1939 was the first of its kind. Today, UW stands as one of only three library schools in the nation to offer more than one or two courses related specifically to law librarianship. Graduates of the Program may be found in important positions throughout the profession.
The Law Librarianship Program is intended to train lawyers to become law librarians. However, library students who are not enrolled in the Program are also encouraged to explore law librarianship as a career and join the two-thirds of law librarians who successfully pursue their careers without a JD. The law librarianship courses are open to library students as well as Program students; during autumn quarter 1999 library students accounted for approximately 40% of the enrollment in law librarianship courses.
LLOPS and the iSchool
As an important part of its mission, LLOPS continues to sponsor a number of events and activities designed to promote the profession of law librarianship among UW library students and to encourage mentoring relationships between interested students and LLOPS members.
The future of our profession lies in the hands of today’s students. If you have ideas for additional
activities that will forward the profession among the library students at the University of Washington, please contact us.
The University of Washington
Library School Liaison Committee