ERIC Number: ED377839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Education and Training of Librarians in the U.S.S.R. Papers from a Section on Education and Training Workshop at the IFLA Conference (57th, Moscow, August 1991).
Johnson, Ian M., Ed.
This conference was the first major professional event since the politics of "perestroika" and "glasnost" began to have an impact on relationships between librarians in the U.S.S.R. and the remainder of the world community. A substantial English language source on professional education in the U.S.S.R., this is a collection of the normative documents on which library education is based, and gives shape to impressions about the structure of curricula, the contents of the syllabi, and the methods of teaching. The papers present a view of the professional education at the end of the Soviet era, and are valuable for colleagues studying the system's development or who are engaged in technical cooperation projects. These proceedings are preceded by a visit report by an American colleague as part of an exchange of library educators between the United States and the U.S.S.R. There are 7 texts of papers presented at the workshop that focus on the present condition of library education, educational trends, and strategies for the improvement of library education; 10 abstracts or texts; 4 research papers distributed at the workshop; and 2 papers presented at the Round Table on Continuing Professional Education. Appendices include the syllabi of various courses offered at and general information about the Moscow State Institute of Culture. (MAS)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Translations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: USSR