ERIC Number: ED233727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Minimum Educational Requirements for Appointment to University Librarian Ranks at the University of Connecticut Libraries. Report of the Advisory Council on Evaluation and Promotion.
Skinner, Pamela A.; And Others
As a result of requests from the University Librarian and the University Archivist at the University of Connecticut, the Advisory Council on Evaluation and Promotion (ACEP)--composed entirely of University of Connecticut librarians--considered the issue of minimum educational requirements for appointment to or promotion within the University Librarian ranks, with special focus on the requirement for a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree. This report summarizes the results of the Council's actions, covering: (1) background material; (2) a review of the literature concerning library education and training; (3) a survey of job advertisements for professional librarian positions with selected telephone follow-up to determine what practices are followed at other institutions; (4) the views of the American Library Association (ALA); (5) a summary of a Council meeting with the University Archivist to discuss the issue; (6) a summary of written comments on the issue by University of Connecticut librarians; and (7) a summary of an ACEP general meeting on the issue. Recommendations resulting from these actions are also presented, with the major recommendation stating that the MLS requirement should be retained. A 53-item bibliography and appendices reproducing related memoranda, letters, and meeting agendas conclude the report. (ESR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs.