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ERIC Number: EJ1073532
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
A Man Who Knew Whereof He Spoke. Commentary on Dunkin, P. (1962) The Development of Technical Services Training. (Journal of Education for Librarianship, 2(3), 123-131)
Schottlaender, Brian C.
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v56 n1 Win 2015
In this article, the author gives an overview of Dunkin's article on education in the library profession. He believes it is clear that Dunkin thought too much attention was focused on practice, and not enough on theory--though there was room, and need, for both. Dunkin poses a series of questions, some more rhetorical than others: (1) Is Technical Services an intellectual concept or an administrative device?; (2) Can the routines and rules of Technical Services be taught in school? Should they be?; and (3) What is the relative place of theory and practice in education? The author of this commentary, in response to Dunkin's questions, replies: Yes . . . provide theory and practice, principles and application--always, however, with an emphasis on the former, as the library itself is better positioned to supply the latter. [For the historical paper, "The Development of Technical Services Training," see EJ1073527]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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