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ERIC Number: ED100392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 37
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Manpower and Educational Programs for Management, Research, and Professional Growth in Library and Information Services. Related Paper No. 6.
Taylor, Robert S.
Libraries are part of a larger information infrastructure which must be understood before planning professional education for librarianship. Research is needed in three areas: (1) options within overall library objectives, (2) information needs of different user audiences, and (3) technological and economic descriptions of information systems. Based on the objectives of the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science proposal, professionals will need to have competencies in five major areas: organization of information, information needs and information use, information technologies, research methods, and management. Continuation of current patterns of professional education will lead to overpopulation of undertrained individuals. To meet short-term needs seminars, institutes, and certificate programs should be encouraged. Long term needs will require that professionals be made acquainted with the total information process and that a basic science of information be recognized as a scholarly discipline. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, DC. National Program for Library and Information Services.