ERIC Number: EJ1064827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
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Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians: Is There Still a Disconnect between Professional Education and Professional Responsibilities?
Westbrock, Theresa; Fabian, Sarah
College & Research Libraries, v71 n6 p569-590 Nov 2010
In 1993, based on the proficiencies for bibliographic instruction librarians (1986), Diana Shonrock and Craig Mulder investigated if and where librarians were acquiring these proficiencies. In 2007, ACRL approved a revised set of proficiencies: Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators. The authors recreated the 1993 study, using the revised set of proficiencies. Librarians find the new set of proficiencies to be more relevant to their jobs than the older set of proficiencies; however, they are still most likely to acquire the proficiencies primarily outside their library school education.
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Instruction, Competence, Library Education, Surveys, Attitudes, Responsibility, Academic Libraries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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