ERIC Number: ED390446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Reference Service and Bibliographic Instruction. Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, Number 87.
Pitkin, Gary M., Ed.
Librarians need to be aware of the technologies involved with change and the ways in which technologies will impact the total organization and its provision of services. The library school curriculum must be restructured in order to prepare future librarians for the reality of technological change and help them become able to manage information in non-traditional environments incorporating non-traditional methodologies. The first six chapters in this book focus on the concept, "The Technological Effect on Library Service": (1) "Identifying Emerging Technologies" (George Machovec); (2) "Implications of New and Emerging Technologies on Reference Service" (Johannah Sherrer); (3) "Implications for Bibliographic Instruction" (Harvey Sager); (4) "The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Library Clientele" (John C. Tyson); (5) "People, Organizations, and Information Technology: Facing the Millennium" (Delmus E. Williams); and (6) "Preparing for the Technological Future" (Charles B. Lowry). The final three chapters emphasize "The Technological Effect on Library Education": (7) "Impact on the Library School Curriculum and Methods of Teaching" (Thomas D. Walker); (8) "Information Transfer, Information Technology, and the New Information Professional" (Herbert K. Achleitner); and (9) "Impact on the International Development of Librarianship" (Charles Wm. Conaway). A selected bibliography contains 170 recommended readings. (BEW)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Transfer, Library Education, Library Instruction, Library Science, Organizational Change, Reference Services, Teaching Methods, Users (Information)
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