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ERIC Number: ED265853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Pages: 376
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86729-159-1
ISSN: 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)
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
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Center for Libraries and Education Improvement.
Authoring Institution: King Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.