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ERIC Number: ED077523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 34
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Reference Count: 0
Planning and Designing: The Future in Library Education.
Boaz, Martha
By the year 2,000 numerous changes will make this world very different from today's society. Our economy will be based on education and service related jobs instead of product-production. The population will almost double, and leisure time will increase dramatically due to increased automation. Continuous learning, often outside the formal educational system, will be emphasized. Libraries will have to grow and adapt to meet the increased demands of leisure and education on their collections and services. Library education must begin now to prepare future librarians to anticipate and be responsive to the needs of all library users. Changes in library education may include: (1) increased variety of programs; (2) more independent study; (3) emphasis on outreach programs; (4) offering technician programs at the undergraduate level; (5) more interdisciplinary work; (6) work outside the traditional classroom. Finally a commission should be appointed to prepare a long-range plan for library education on a national level. (Author/DH)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Library and Information Sciences, Washington, DC.
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