ERIC Number: ED050785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Ad-Hocracy in Library Education.
The success of library education in the future is dependent on the planning that is done now. To evaluate the needs of future library education we must note the changes taking place in society as a whole. For example, it is clear that the libraries of the future must serve all groups of a society, in widely different environments. Librarians must sell their services to these communities and possibly should compete with each other for user-customers. Library education should reflect the changing role of the library and should utilize new teaching methods and resources. Curriculum planning should be flexible and should allow such departures from today's formats as at-home computer-assisted instruction, and international floating library school and mobile library education programs. Tomorrow's education must increase an individual's ability to cope with his environment and the knowledge he has gained. The achievement of this goal in library education requires leadership and planning. The creation of a National Commission on Improvement, Innovation, Research and Evaluation of libraries and library education is an essential step. (JN)
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Authoring Institution: University of Southern California, Los Angeles. School of Library Science.