ERIC Number: ED351014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Library Education in California: Issues and Opportunities. A Report of the Council of Library Directors.
Smith, Gordon W.
This report examines the problem of diminishing opportunities for professional library education in California. The first section examines topics related to the supply of and demand for librarians and library education programs, including U.S. and California demographics on librarianship and library education, librarianship and the information explosion, and the status of library education in California. Issues and constraints in expanding opportunities for library education are addressed in the second section, including accreditation, costs of establishing a new school, and an extension program at San Jose State. The third section presents approaches to meeting these needs and developing library education programs in the California State University (CSU), including systemwide and regional programs, dual degree programs, continuing education for librarians, recruitment of minorities to the library profession, and the role of the CSU libraries in library education. (Contains 10 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.