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ERIC Number: EJ1375127
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-5786
EISSN: EISSN-2328-2967
Interrogating Shortcomings in Instructional Librarianship Preparation: A Comparison of Perspectives of Employers, LIS Educators, and Instructional Librarians
Lund, Brady; Wang, Ting; Widdersheim, Michael; Fay, Brendan
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v64 n2 p120-141 2023
This study compares the perspectives of academic library administrators, library school educators, and academic librarians with respect to academic instructional librarianship. A nine-item questionnaire was administered to 14 educators, 10 library administrators, and 13 instructional librarians. The survey included items related to important qualities/traits of instructional librarians, job preparation, library school training, job duties, assessment, and challenges. Responses indicate a general agreement among the three populations regarding desirable skills/traits, but some disagreement exists between administrators and others regarding assessment. Results also suggest that further consideration is needed about the role and necessity of instructional librarian training in graduate library schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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