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ERIC Number: ED098995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 55
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The Library-College Concept: For the Want of a Horse Shoe Nail.
De Hart, Florence E.
The library college concept is a teaching method which differs from traditional methods in that librarians and faculty work more closely together in carrying out course objectives and tend toward a convergence in role or a symbiotic relationship. In the spring of 1967 an upperclass course in library materials was taught using this method at a small university. The course plan included brief lectures, assignment of a research project, talks by library staff members, conferences with librarians, presentation of class reports, and open-book tests. Small difficulties and inconveniences, mostly arising from the lack of time and other resources, threatened the successful implementation of the library college concept, but the concept was found to be promising with respect to increasing student involvement and enthusiasm. It was concluded that librarians will begin to play their role in implementing the library college concept when they become aware of the efforts on the part of the faculty in this regard, and that implementation of the concept will reveal so much basic worth that its eventual theoretical development will pose no problem. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Teachers Coll., Emporia. Graduate Library School.