ERIC Number: ED118137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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A Historical Introduction to Library Education: Problems and Progress to 1951.
White, Carl M.
The growth of libraries and of technical education in the middle of the 19th century led to the organization of Melvil Dewey's School of Library Economy in 1887. The School offered a technical course to replace the apprenticeships then in favor. Its curriculum persisted as the model for library education through 1920. A break with the early form of library training came with the "Carnegie impulse," the stimulus that catalyzed a national movement within the library profession to fall within the general reconstruction of higher education which was in full swing by World War II, and with the reorganization led by the Board of Education for Librarianship which focused attention on problems of educational administration. The latest development involved a transition to the acceptance of library education as a university responsibility. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, History, Librarians, Libraries, Library Education, Library Role, Library Schools, Library Science, Professional Education, Technical Education
Scarecrow Press, Inc., P. O. Box 656, Metuchen, New Jersey 08840 ($11.00)
Publication Type: Books
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