ERIC Number: ED220079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Library Education for Development: Some Observations on Recruitment, Development and Utilization of Library School Faculty in Developed Countries. Occasional Paper No. 11.
Ilomo, C. S.
Drawing on the practices and experiences of universities in developed countries, this paper reviews and discusses the major issues and questions involved in the building of a library school teaching faculty. The nature and function of the university are briefly discussed; the factors affecting the acceptance of a teaching position by potential faculty members are outlined; the impact of, and reasons for, a library school's academic reputation are described; and the major considerations to be made during the recruitment, selection, and appointment of new faculty members are examined. Also discussed are sources of faculty, functions of faculty members, faculty development, the retention of faculty members, and financing a library school program. Accompanying the text are: a set of three diagrams illustrating (1) university-based patterns of education for public service, (2) the structure of certification for library education in Britain prior to 1981, and (3) the proposed structure for certification of library education in Britain after 1981. A set of three tables lists library degrees granted in Britain on the basis of educational attainment or research experience, and degrees in librarianship granted in the United States. A 64-item reference list is also attached. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tanzania Library Service, Dar es Salaam.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States