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ERIC Number: EJ955695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0004-9670
The Proper Status and Functions of Librarians in Academic Institutions. (An Update on the Original Article by Geoff Allen, "The Proper Status and Functions of Librarians in Academic Institutions". "The Australian Library Journal" 33 No. 4: 5-12, 1984.)
Allen, Geoffrey
Australian Library Journal, v60 n4 p315-317 Nov 2011
The invitation to write an updating commentary on my 1984 paper came as a considerable surprise. As I have been retired for nineteen years during which time I have consciously distanced myself from my profession, partly in the interests of my successors who have had no need for intrusions by an echo of the past, and partly because I have been able to occupy myself in absorbing pursuits in another area of particular interest to me, I was singularly unprepared to make meaningful comments on issues from the past which may well be less than compelling for the librarians of today. I have therefore taken advantage of the wisdom of the current librarians of Curtin, Edith Cowan and Murdoch Universities, and some of their staff, and I am indebted to their patience in responding to my questioning. However I accept responsibility for the comments that follow.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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