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ERIC Number: EJ1074314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
Technology Competency Requirements of ALA-Accredited Library Science Programs: An Updated Analysis
Scripps-Hoekstra, Lindy; Carroll, Megan; Fotis, Theresa
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v55 n1 p40-54 Win 2014
This study set out to provide an understanding of how LIS programs ensure that students are prepared for the demands of graduate study in the twenty-first century, how these expectations may have evolved since Kules's and McDaniel's previous 2008 study, and how various types of programs compare in their approaches. Content analysis was used to examine all 58 ALA-accredited LIS program websites regarding published requirements, required skills, methods of evaluation, and the types of remedial support provided. Overall, this research revealed very little similarity between programs and little change since 2008. The majority of program websites had some type of competency in place with very few requiring formal skill assessment. Most competency requirements focused on knowledge of word processing and presentation software, with little focus on Web 2.0 technology. Programs with a requirement in place generally promoted library or IT workshops as a means of assistance. Additionally, program websites with similar profiles (e.g., i-Schools, online programs) also varied in approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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