ERIC Number: ED190102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Education for Rare Book Librarianship: A Reexamination of Trends and Problems. Occasional Paper Number 144.
McCrank, Lawrence J.
This paper, based on a study undertaken in 1976-77 at the University of Maryland at College Park, examines the current state of curricular development at library schools favoring advanced education for archival or rare book librarianship. Through surveys and examinations of catalogs, course offerings at 64 accredited library schools capable of supporting training for rare book librarianship were analyzed. These data are compared with comparable figures for other course offerings, placement statistics, and previous survey data, giving a general picture of neglect of this field. Areas in need of further attention and improvement are suggested. The study includes appendices which provide information on special placements in special collections, college programs, course profiles, historical course work, course work, faculty, student faculty ratios, program and course outlines, and a questionnaire summary. (Author/RAA)
Occasional Papers, Graduate School of Library Science, 249 Armory Building, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 61820 ($2.00 each, or yearly subscription $7.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Graduate School of Library Science.
Identifiers: Rare Books