ERIC Number: ED341395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Library and Information Science Research: Perspectives and Strategies for Improvement.
McClure, Charles R., Ed.; Hernon, Peter, Ed.
The 28 essays in this collection provide an overview of research in library/information science (LIS), present a practical context of such research, and consider related issues and concerns. The essays are: (1) "The Elusive Nature of Research in LIS" (Peter Hernon); (2) "Guides to Conducting Research in Library and Information Science" (Ronald R. Powell); (3) "Impact of 'National Research Agendas' on LIS Research" (Charles Curran); (4) "The Role of the U.S. Department of Education in Library and Information Science Research" (Anne J. Mathews); (5) "International Aspects of LIS Research" (Michael K. Buckland and John N. Gathegi); (6) "The Role of Research in the Development of a Profession or a Discipline" (Mary Biggs); (7) "Assessing the Quantity, Quality, and Impact of LIS Research" (Nancy A. Van House); (8) "The Cross-Disciplinary Imperative of LIS Research" (Robert Grover and Roger C. Greer); (9) "Whither LIS Research: Ideology, Funding, and Educational Standards" (Ellen Altman); (10) "Library/Information Science Education: The Research Ethos" (Evelyn H. Daniel); (11) "The Role of LIS Education" (Cheryl Duran); (12) "The Role of the Library Administrator in Improving LIS Research" (Joe A. Hewitt); (13) "The Role of Practicing LIS Professionals" (Irene B. Hoadley); (14) "The Role of Professional Associations" (Julie A. C. Virgo); (15) "The Role of Editors and Editorial Boards in Journal Publishing" (Dorothy L. Steffens and Jane B. Robbins); (16) "The Secret Science: The Role of Consulting and LIS Research" (Douglas L. Zweizig); (17) "The Role of Private Funding Agencies" (Peter R. Young); (18) "The Role of Networks and Consortia in Library Research" (Michael Koenig); (19) "The Role of the Information Industry" (Candy Schwartz); (20) "Communicating Applied Library/Information Science Research to Decision Makers: Some Methodological Considerations" (Charles R. McClure); (21) "Opportunities and Challenges for LIS Research in Academic Libraries: Elements of Strategy" (Charles T. Townley); (22) "Research Needs in Public Librarianship" (Joan C. Durrance); (23) "Research Needs and Issues in School Librarianship" (Shirley Fitzgibbons and Daniel Callison); (24) "Research Needs and Issues in Special Librarianship" (James M. Matarazzo); (25) "Research Needs and Issues in State Librarianship" (Robert E. Dugan and Jane Ouderkirk); (26) "Paradigmatic Shift in Library and Information Science" (Martha L. Hale); (27) "Becoming Critical: For a Theory of Purpose and Necessity in American Librarianship" (Michael H. Harris and Masaru Itoga); and (28) "Research, Theory, and the Practice of LIS" (Beverly P. Lynch). Information on the contributors and author and subject indexes are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Higher Education, Information Science, Learning Resources Centers, Librarian Attitudes, Library Administration, Library Education, Library Networks, Library Research, Library Services, Public Libraries, Research Needs, Research Opportunities, Research Projects, School Libraries, Special Libraries, State Libraries
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Students; Practitioners
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