ERIC Number: ED054800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Education, Careers and Professionalization in Librarianship and Information Science. Final Report.
White, Rodney F.; Macklin, David B.
The object of this study was to analyze the processes by which individuals enter the occupation of librarianship and are prepared for positions in the field. Attention was directed to the ways in which the educational institutions who prepare these entrants are responding to the challenges which are being presented them by the increasing demands for information in the society and the technological advances in the handling of it. The methods employed in the study included both a mail survey of students and faculty in all the ALA accredited library schools in the U.S.A. and Canada, and visits to a majority of the schools by the investigators. During the visits, interviews and discussions were conducted with both students and faculty members. Both students and faculty expressed the need for changes in current library school programs, but the major ones they desire are of a technological and applied character rather than in the intellectual aspects of the curriculum. Thus, although the needs for reform are recognized, the likelihood of any early changes in either curriculum or organization is not anticipated, and the programs are likely to face increasing competition from those in other parts of the university. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. School of Library and Information Services.
Note: (2 References)