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Continuing Education and the Reinvention of the Library School

01 Jan 1996-Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (Association of Library and Information Science Education)-Vol. 37, Iss: 2, pp 184

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Continuing Education and the
Reinvention of the Library School
Item Type Journal Article (Paginated)
Authors Kevil, L. Hunter
Citation Continuing Education and the Reinvention of the Library School
1996, 37(2):184-190 Journal of Education for Library and
Information Science
Publisher Association of Library and Information Science Education
Journal Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
Download date 09/08/2022 20:09:01
Link to Item http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105580





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TL;DR: Professional development opportunities for instruction librarians have been greatly improved by the Association of College and Research Libraries' Institute for Information Literacy Immersion program.
Abstract: Summary Professional development opportunities for instruction librarians have been greatly improved by the Association of College and Research Libraries' Institute for Information Literacy Immersion program. An intensive information literacy program, Immersion participants return to their institutions with strengths, skills and possibilities to incorporate new ideas about information literacy into their programs. The experiences of the two authors and reactions from other participants will illustrate the benefits and importance of Immersion and other programs for professional development.

9 citations


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TL;DR: A framework for designing a self-directed training program for the entry-level reference librarian is described and examples of goals and activities to include in such a program are listed.
Abstract: Although surveys of entry-level reference librarians have revealed that holding a Master of Library Science degree does not guarantee instant success at the reference desk, a majority of academic libraries do not have formal training programs. This article describes a framework for designing a self-directed training program for the entry-level reference librarian and lists examples of goals and activities to include in such a program. Hopefully, supervisors will continue formal orientation and training efforts and support and encourage self-directed long-term training as well.

8 citations


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Ian M. Johnson1Institutions (1)
Abstract: This paper reflects on the outcomes of a project undertaken in 1997/98, and examines issues relating to the development of the managerial expertise that underpins the library and information services in Latin America and the Caribbean. It reviews the results of surveys of schools of Librarianship and Information Sciences and a small selection of employers in the region, examining the congruence between the needs of the employers and provision by the schools and possible explanations for an apparent mutual lack of awareness of modern management techniques. Proposals for developing management expertise include: enhancing access to indigenous professional publications and teaching materials; developing a Hispanic language distance-learning programme for library managers; improving research into the job market and skills requirements; and developing an electronic network for communication between the schools. The role of international agencies and technical co-operation projects is assessed, and attention is drawn to the need for a more positive approach to overcome the issues surrounding the transfer of management know-how between different cultures.

7 citations


Cites background from "Continuing Education and the Reinve..."

  • ...To cope with these changes, it has been argued that librarians will need to develop superior management expertise (Johnson, 1999b), and that Schools of Librarianship and Information Sciences need to develop themselves to facilitate this (Kevil, 1996)....

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TL;DR: A clear picture is provided of how the Arabian Gulf region library appears today and how the library educational system can meet the changes to provide skilled and trained librarians to manage, operate, and plan future electronic library systems.
Abstract: Advances in networking and communication technologies have been widely discussed as having the potential to radically change library systems. The term electronic library has been accepted by most of the university libraries providing electronic information services. The library educational system is being affected by this technology, and new methods of teaching/learning activities are needed. The aim of this paper is to provide a clear picture of how the Arabian Gulf region library appears today and how the library educational system can meet the changes to provide skilled and trained librarians to manage, operate, and plan future electronic library systems.

4 citations


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Martin Dillon1Institutions (1)

1 citations


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