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ERIC Number: EJ975876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1531-2542
Enduring Visions of Instruction in Academic Libraries: A Review of a Spirited Early Twentieth-Century Discussion
Gunselman, Cheryl; Blakesley, Elizabeth
portal: Libraries and the Academy, v12 n3 p259-281 Jul 2012
Some of the most enduring, and engaging, questions within academic librarianship are those about students and research skills. The vocabulary employed for discussion has evolved, but essential questions--what skills do students need to be taught, who should teach them, and how?--have persisted from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first. This article examines current and historical aspects of these questions, with special focus on an extended early twentieth-century debate between librarian John Cotton Dana and Vassar College history professor Lucy Maynard Salmon about who should provide library instruction: librarians or professors? (Contains 4 figures and 59 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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