ERIC Number: EJ819510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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The Value of LIS Schools' Research Topics to Library Authors' Professional Work
Perkins, Gay Helen; Helbig, Tuesdi L.
Journal of Academic Librarianship, v34 n6 p513-519 Nov 2008
Stoan's distinction between library skills and research skills based on different philosophies of information seeking suggests the value of training in research methodology for the librarian. Such training could lead to more effective patron consultations, committee/administrative work, and personal research. Thus, a convenience sample of web-based syllabi for web-assisted research courses at 25/57 of the American Library Association-accredited programs were subjected to exploratory analysis, and 45 syllabi-based research topics were reviewed for usefulness to library authors' professional work.
Descriptors: Library Education, Research Methodology, Courses, Library Skills, Research Skills, Librarians, Course Descriptions
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