ERIC Number: ED050784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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Some Current Concepts About Library Education.
A review of current thought and activity in the library education field is presented. A brief introductory section discusses the developing role of the librarian as humanist and scholar, the influence of the library school atmosphere on teaching effectiveness and the importance of traditional student-teacher interaction in library education. Innovations in educational technology are summarized. The major part of the report explores current trends in library instruction techniques: computer-assisted instruction in reference courses, the computer-based laboratory of the Syracuse Library Education Experimental project, team teaching, the case study method for reference and library management courses, simulation and role-playing, group dynamics, the systems approach, independent study, off-campus practice, problem-oriented curricula, free university courses, and a mobile library program. (JN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Dial Access Information Systems, Educational Experiments, Educational Innovation, Educational Programs, Educational Technology, Instructional Innovation, Library Education, Library Instruction, Library Schools, Library Services, Simulation, Systems Approach
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. School of Library Science.