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ERIC Number: ED371759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-19
Pages: 24
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A Century of Library Education at Drexel University: Vignettes of Growth and Change.
Garrison, Guy
In recognition of the centennial of the College of Information Studies at Drexel University (Pennsylvania), the history of the school is reviewed by a former dean, with reference to anecdotes and exemplary events. Drexel opened in 1891 and began its library science training program the following year. The founding years through 1921 were followed by a period of professional training in a genteel tradition of solid practical preparation. The era from 1949 to 1967 was one of expansion that saw the birth of information science. From 1968 through 1987 the school diversified, rebuilt, and strengthened, changing its name to the School of Library and Information Science in 1978 and to the College of Information Studies in 1984, when a baccalaureate degree (BS) was added. The BS degree was the major curricular innovation of the second half of the school's life and has done much to strengthen the overall program. (SLD)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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