ERIC Number: EJ1175142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
What Do Data Librarians Think of the MLIS? Professionals' Perceptions of Knowledge Transfer, Trends, and Challenges
Thomas, Camillle V. L.; Urban, Richard J.
College & Research Libraries, v79 n3 p401-423 Apr 2018
There are existing studies on data curation programs in library science education and studies on data services in libraries. However, there is not much insight into how educational programs have prepared data professionals for practice. This study asked 105 practicing professionals how well they thought their education prepared them for professional experience. It also asked supervisors about their perceptions of how well employees performed. After analyzing the results, the investigators of this study found that changing the educational model may lead to improvements in future library data services. A list of notes is included.
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Science, Masters Degrees, Library Education, Employees, Librarian Attitudes, Academic Libraries, Library Role, Data, Surveys, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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