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ERIC Number: ED051832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 32
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The Role of Conferences in the Further Education of Librarians; A Scrutiny of the Present Situation with Proposals for Reform.
Weeraperuma, Susunaga
The further education of librarians has not been given sufficient consideration in the literature on the profession. Since a librarian is among other things, a custodian of books and therefore of knowledge and culture, he should keep himself in touch with the best and most up-to-date ways and means of making this knowledge available. In addition, he should keep abreast of new developments in his particular speciality and related fields. This monograph is a systematic presentation of one aspect of the librarian's post-professional education which is furthered through conferences, clinics, group work, institutes, lectures, staff meetings, symposia, workshops and similar assemblies, whether national or international. It defines the meaning of each of these terms and places the whole subject in the context of the librarian's constant need of acquaintance with new techniques and developments. It assesses all the advantages the profession can derive through its members' attendance at, and participation in conferences. Each method of interchange of ideas is scrutinized and suggestions are made for the better organization and running of conferences and group activities. Finally, the need for the establishment of a center for the organization, and promotion of all aspects of the librarian's continuing education is discussed. (Author)
Mr. S. Weeraperuma, 17 Regent Square, London W.C.1, England ($2.43)
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