ERIC Number: ED049797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
Post-Master's Degree Programs in Some American Library Schools.
Fryden, Floyd N.
Demands for librarians with some training beyond that of fifth-year master's program are greater than ever. Organized programs at a level intermediate between the master's degree and the doctorate now exist at eleven of the American library schools which are accredited by the American Library Association. The literature on the subject is sparse and a questionnaire submitted to the eleven schools elicited a variety in requirements for admission, curriculum and rationale for the program and in the objectives of the program. Three schools see the program as a first step toward the doctorate and foresee it as an alternative to the doctorate. More research is required to determine subsequent careers of students in the programs, the effects of government funding, whether more programs should be established and to evaluate ongoing programs. (AB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Doctoral Degrees, Library Education, Library Schools, Library Science, Masters Degrees, Professional Continuing Education
Revised version of paper appeared as "Post-Master's Degree Programs in the Accredited U.S. Library Schools,""Library Quarterly", XXXIX, 233-244 (July, 1969)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.