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2020 AACSB Accreditation Standards: What They Mean for Business Librarians
December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), which accredits over 530 business schools in the United States alone, released a new business school accreditation standards document in 2020.
In this presentation the speakers will briefly track the movement in the field by giving a retrospective of library relevance in the AACSB standards and an overview of the development of the new standards. They will focus on sections of the new standards where business librarians can play an important role, giving librarians a potential blueprint for how they can like the work they do in business information literacy instructions with the educational goals of their faculty. As an example, the new standards bring an increased focus on the concept of “lifelong learning’ including critical thinking, analytical thinking, and creative thinking. These are all concepts that dovetail with library science instructional theory and are areas where business librarians can contribute to the curriculum.