ERIC Number: ED237111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Trends in the Education and Training of Information Professionals in North America.
Dosa, Marta L.
This discussion of the education and training of information professionals in North America includes comments on issues in the preparation of librarians, information scientists, information resource managers, archivists, and records managers. It concentrates on trends in the information sector rather than specific programs, indicates broad societal currents and relationships that are assumed to influence educational trends in North America, highlights controversial issues, and points to the need for intensive international cooperation among educators in the information field. Specific topics examined include issues of professional identity, the role of research in professional education, ethical and ideological values, program development, changes in the information sector, the diversity of educational programs for various information activities, manpower issues and the placement of graduates, and professional socialization. A 49-item reference list is included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Sector; North America
Note: Paper prepared for a Workshop of the Education and Training Committee of the International Federation of Documentation (Hong Kong, September 6-9, l982).