ERIC Number: ED029660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-21
Reference Count: 0
Trends and Directions in Library Education and Library Practice. Isabel Nichol Lecture Series.
The author notes three approaches to library education today: the traditional approach, the information science approach, and the approach which seeks to use what is best in the traditional while incorporating the more promising innovations. The author feels that library education ought to prepare librarians to be solution seekers rather than unquestioning technicians. Faculty in library education should be specifically prepared for roles in education, research, and scholarship. Library education must draw on related disciplines and provide laboratory experiences for students. More research, other than historical and bibliographical studies and applied surveys, must be done, particularly at the doctoral level. The author feels that the most crucial problem in librarianship today may be commitment to the profession. Examples of experimental programs underway at the University of Maryland School of Library and Information Services are discussed. (CC)
Descriptors: Administration, Doctoral Programs, Experimental Programs, Faculty, Information Science, Library Education, Library Research, Library Schools, Library Science, Students
Graduate School of Librarianship, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado 80210 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of Librarianship.