ERIC Number: ED224487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May-15
Reference Count: 0
Job Characteristics of the "Traditional" University Librarian versus the "Learning Resource Center" Librarian.
Flekke, Mary M.
This paper, compiled for a class at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, compares the job characteristics of traditional university library staff, who are most comfortable handling print material, with the job characteristics of university learning resource center staff, who handle all forms of instructional media including such nonprint materials as films, tapes, videotapes, records, videodiscs, and realia. Differences in service functions, education, duties, and competencies for the two types of librarian are discussed, with mention of a progression from one type of librarianship to the other. The development of learning resource center specialists from audiovisual librarianship is noted, and a list of seven competencies for school media specialists is provided. Acceptance or nonacceptance of new technologies in the field of librarianship, including computer technologies, is identified as the major area of contrast between traditional and learning resource center librarians. A 30-item bibliography concludes this paper. (Author/ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Librarian Attitudes