ERIC Number: ED237088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Library and Information Science Education in the Americas: Present and Future. Papers from a Conference held in Austin, Texas, February 14, l980.
Jackson, William Vernon, Ed.
Four primary papers and additional related reaction papers are presented from a conference sponsored by the Association of American Library Schools, the Organization of American States, and the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, which was held to promote a useful dialog between educators from North American library schools and their Latin American and Caribbean counterparts. In "Changes in the Library and Information Science Curriculum: The Case of Mexico," Guadalupe Carrion describes several current programs and presents some views on foreseen changes and on the implementation of two core curricula. Reaction papers are presented by Patricia B. Pond and Rosario Gassol de Horowitz. Kenneth E. Beasley, in "Library Education in the Americas: The United States," examines current issues in library education. The third primary paper is "Basic and Continuing Preparation of Teachers of Library and Information Science in Latin America," by Nice Menezes de Figueiredo. Reactions are presented by Maria de Faunce. Jane Robbins Carter's paper, "Basic and Continuing Preparation of Teachers of Library and Information Science in the United States," is followed by reactions of Russell E. Bidlack and Adrian Araya. Recommendations and conference participants' names and addresses are included. (LMM)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Library Education, Library Schools, Professional Education, Program Descriptions, Teacher Education
Association of American Library Schools, 471 Park Lane, State College, PA 16801 ($5.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of American Library School, State College, PA.
Identifiers: Latin America; North America