ERIC Number: ED098940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Future Training for Service; A Report to the Library and Information Science Profession.
Ely, Donald P.
Present thought on professional library and information science education for the future is largely focused on improvements and modifications of present programs. However, more radical changes must be made to prepare professionals to cope with future information needs. Course content, structure, and methods should be altered to deal with new and diversified information forms and techniques, and professionals will need continuing education on a regular basis to keep informed. Librarians and information specialists should be competent in management, communication, counseling all aspects of information science, instructional program development, media production and use, research, subject knowledge, systems analysis and design, and technology. The library and information professional of the future should not be characterized by conformity, timidity, and rigidity, but rather by originality, boldness, flexibility, and enthusiasm for new ideas. (LS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center for the Study of Information and Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Southwestern Library Association Biennial Conference (25th, Galveston, Texas, October 15-18, 1974)