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ERIC Number: ED013351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 73
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Reference Count: 0
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IMPACT OF THE ACADEMIC LIBRARY ON THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. NEW DIMENSIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, NUMBER 29.
JORDAN, ROBERT T.; AND OTHERS
AN ATTEMPT TO DEFINE THE PROPER ROLE OF THE COLLEGE LIBRARY IN THE ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK WAS MADE ON THE BASIS OF A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE ON COLLEGE LIBRARIES AND OF REPORTS ON LIBRARY EXPERIMENTS. THIS REPORT ALSO REVIEWED THE CONCEPTS UPON WHICH THE EXPERIMENTS WERE BASED. THE AUTHOR STATED THAT THE ROLE OF LIBRARIES AND EDUCATORS MUST CHANGE IN RESPONSE TO THE NEED TO FIND WAYS TO (1) GIVE ALL STUDENTS A GENERALIST, HUMANITARIAN ORIENTATION AS A FOUNDATION FOR SPECIALIZED VOCATIONAL TRAINING, (2) ENSURE THE PROPER USE OF LEISURE TIME, (3) FIND WAYS TO ASSIST PEOPLE TO COME TO TERMS WITH THEMSELVES, AND (4) TO HELP IN THE RETENTION OF INDIVIDUALITY. INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT WAS SEEN AS CAUSING SEPARATE DISCIPLINES TO VANISH AND AS CAUSING A SHIFT FROM LECTURE TEACHING TO INDIVIDUAL STUDY WHICH, IN TURN, HAS INDUCED A SEQUENCE OF CHANGE IN THE ROLES OF BOTH TEACHERS AND LIBRARIES. THE AUTHOR REPORTED EXPERIMENTS THAT WOULD MAKE LIBRARIES THE CENTER OF THE COLLEGE, CAUSE THE LIBRARIES TO ASSUME THE ROLES OF BOTH LIBRARIAN AND PROFESSORS, AND SEND THE TEACHERS BACK FROM RESEARCH TO INDIVIDUALIZED TEACHING. CHANGES IN THE NATURE OF LIBRARY SERVICE THAT WERE BEING CAUSED BY EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS WERE DISCUSSED. AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY WAS INCLUDED IN THE REPORT. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.
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