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ERIC Number: ED125534
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 67
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The Quality of Library Education: A Survey.
Bowen, Daniel John
A study was made to determine the usefulness of library education as seen by 40 practicing academic, special, and public librarians in the southern San Francisco Bay Area (California). Interview questions were designed to discover librarians' positions and backgrounds; the usefulness of courses they took in library schools; their opinions on field work, length of program, and required courses; and their assessment of the overall quality of their library education. Results indicated that librarians felt their education prepared them adequately, that field work was beneficial, and that a core curriculum of basic reference and cataloging was desirable. However, library schools could improve in the areas of effective use of time, teaching techniques, the balance between the practical and the theoretical, and keeping professors up-to-date. More coursework was wanted in management, automation, and specialized areas such as acquisitions and serials. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California