Fulbright Scholar Visits Information Architecture and Knowledge Management ProgramPosted Nov. 21, 2011
Fulbright scholar Tibor Koltay has traveled from Hungary to Kent State University to study in the Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM) program this fall.
Koltay studied at Kent State for three semesters from 1991 to 1992 and earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Information Science. Koltay says his return to Kent State is because, among the 63 library and information science programs accredited by the American Library Association, only Kent State’s School of Library and Information Science offers a program like Information Architecture and Knowledge Management.
“I have already acquired an overview of the program, its fundamental goals, structure and perspectives with special attention to the proportions of theory and practice in different courses,” Koltay says. “I regularly audit running courses, and I’m especially interested in getting acquainted with lessons learned and curricular changes made since the launch of the program. I want to become familiar with the technological and pedagogic aspects of online course delivery.”
Koltay has worked as a health information professional, director of various university libraries in Hungary, and as a part- and full-time professor. He is currently the head of department and a course director for the Library and Information Science curriculum at the Department of Information and Library Studies at Szent István University in Budapest. Koltay also teaches at the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of West Hungary in Szombathely, Hungary. He has published eight books and more than 200 papers.
“I am also interested in knowing how much emphasis information and digital literacies receive in the Information Architecture and Knowledge Management program,” he says. “Library study will be necessary as I intend to study materials that are not available in Hungary. The ultimate goal of my study is to apply some of the Kent program elements to Hungarian library and information science education for which I already have partial results.”
The information architecture and knowledge management program will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The anniversary celebration and reception will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 330 of the University Library. RSVP at http://bit.ly/iakm10th-rsvp.