ERIC Number: ED265853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions in Library and Information Science Education. Final Report.
Griffiths, Jose-Marie; King, Donald W.
To determine the current and future competencies required by librarians and information professionals, a project was undertaken to meet the following objectives: set forth an idealized framework to be used by the librarian and information professional community; determine a first set of competencies which are validated in the workplace to some extent; establish initial education and training requirements; initiate a process for communication among the principal librarians and information professional participants which can be continued after project completion; and describe steps that can be taken in the future to ensure continuation of the competency achievement cycle. To meet these objectives, substantial input was obtained from a large number of organizations, educators, employers, professional societies, and individual professionals. The study results are presented in a six-chapter report and five appendices. Report chapters comprise: Overview of the Project; A Framework for Describing Librarian and Information Professional Competencies; Methods; Information Workers and Librarians and Information Professionals; Librarian and Information Professional Competencies; and Educational Requirements and Implications. Appendices include a literature review; secondary analyses (including analyses of information professional and librarian vacancy announcements); an example of the relationships between competencies, performance, effectiveness, and value in three special libraries; a bibliography; and an annotated bibliography. Twelve supplementary volumes provide detailed descriptions of competencies for the following positions: (1) Academic Librarian; (2) Public Librarian; (3) School Librarian; (4) Special Librarian; (5) Database Producer; (6) Database Distributor/Service; (7) Information Center/Clearinghouse; (8) Records and Information Manager; (9) Archivist/Museum; (10) Information Analysis Center; (11) Information Service Company; and (12) Library System Supplier. (THC)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Information Science, Information Scientists, Information Services, Job Performance, Librarians, Library Education, Library Research, Library Schools, Professional Continuing Education
Knowledge Industry Publications, Inc., 701 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY 10604 ($45.00, ISBN-0-86729-159-1).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Center for Libraries and Education Improvement.
Authoring Institution: King Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.