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ERIC Number: ED137801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
Ivory Towers and Note Cards.
Patterson, Margaret C.
This paper argues that more cooperation is needed between scholars and librarians. Toward this end, we need first to produce more literary scholars who are truly skilled in librarianship, and second, we need to produce more librarians who are true scholars. Some library-oriented professors give copies of their lesson plans to the reference librarian, bring their favorite reference books to the first week of classes, make assignments that require their students to use them, and help their students focus their research on a manageable area. Scholar-librarians, on the other hand, use the professor's lesson plan as a means of teaching themselves, build up a huge central file of questions and answers, prepare short annotated lists of titles, and provide the opportunity for "discipline tutorials" for students. The document concludes by emphasizing that librarianship is a teaching service. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association, 1976