ERIC Number: ED367344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Incorporation of Information Technologies into the Curricula of Some ALA-Accredited Library and Information Science Programs.
Lefelhocz, Charlotte P.
Ten randomly-chosen U.S. American Library Association (ALA) accredited programs which grant the first professional degree in library and information science (LIS) were studied to determine to what degree, and in what manner, 15 information technologies (ITs) based on computers have been incorporated into the curricula. The method of study included both catalog analysis and telephone interviews with faculty members. Data collected included the number and type of coursework hours needed for the attainment of the first professional degree; absence or presence of computer-related requirements for admission to and graduation from the programs; characterization of the place in the curriculum of the ITs; and the degree to which the ITs are taught by hands-on experience. Eight programs offered exposure to at least one-half of the studied ITs through required courses, electives, or non-curricular activities. Instruction about or experience with electronic mail, local area networks, Internet/Bitnet use, PC operating systems, and database creation/handling was present in every studied program. Three programs included 14 or 15 ITs in their curricula; six included between 10 and 12. The interview schedule is included in the appendix. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Library Association; Internet
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.