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ERIC Number: EJ913999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Preservice Legal Education for Academic Librarians within ALA-Accredited Degree Programs
Cross, William M.; Edwards, Phillip M.
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v11 n1 p533-550 Jan 2011
In order to explore the current state of legal education for graduates of LIS programs, we present the results of an examination of the curricula and faculty composition at all 57 institutions that offer ALA-accredited graduate degrees. Concluding that, even under the best circumstances, many students graduate with a limited understanding of legal issues, we also discuss two prominent types of postgraduate training: formal continuing education programs/workshops and materials for self-paced, independent study. In light of these various alternatives, this paper suggests the necessity for thoughtful, reflective changes in legal education of academic librarians. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 88 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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