Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105083
Title:
Library and Information Science Competencies Revisited
Author:
Buttlar, Lois; Du Mont, Rosemary
Citation:
Library and Information Science Competencies Revisited 1996, 37(1):44-62 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
Issue Date:
1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105083
Submitted date:
2005-01-19
Abstract:
This study ascertains the attitudes of library school alumni regarding the value of including various competencies in an M.L.S. program in order to facilitate curriculum planning. A total of 736 alumni rated a list of fifty-five competencies. Twenty-five percent of alumni had been out of library school less than three years; 60 percent had been out less than ten years. The largest category of respondents is represented by public librarians (39 percent), followed by academic librarians (20 percent), school librarians (19 percent), special librarians (10 percent), and those in nonlibrary settings (12 percent). There was a significant relationship between the type of library course taken during library school and the type of library in which the respondent found employment. Childrenâ s and young adult literature was the most poplar â type of literatureâ course taken. The five competencies ranked most frequently as essential include: knowledge of sources, collection management skills, conducting a reference interview, communicating effectively in writing, and the ability to apply critical thinking skills to library problems. Rating of competencies was also analyzed by beginning librarians. Competencies valued also differed as a function of setting. Findings were compared to those of an earlier study conducted by the authors in 1987.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Library and Information Science Education
Local subject classification:
curriculum planning; career preparation

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorButtlar, Loisen_US
dc.contributor.authorDu Mont, Rosemaryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-01-19T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:19:00Z-
dc.date.issued1996en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-01-19en_US
dc.identifier.citationLibrary and Information Science Competencies Revisited 1996, 37(1):44-62 Journal of Education for Library and Information Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105083-
dc.description.abstractThis study ascertains the attitudes of library school alumni regarding the value of including various competencies in an M.L.S. program in order to facilitate curriculum planning. A total of 736 alumni rated a list of fifty-five competencies. Twenty-five percent of alumni had been out of library school less than three years; 60 percent had been out less than ten years. The largest category of respondents is represented by public librarians (39 percent), followed by academic librarians (20 percent), school librarians (19 percent), special librarians (10 percent), and those in nonlibrary settings (12 percent). There was a significant relationship between the type of library course taken during library school and the type of library in which the respondent found employment. Childrenâ s and young adult literature was the most poplar â type of literatureâ course taken. The five competencies ranked most frequently as essential include: knowledge of sources, collection management skills, conducting a reference interview, communicating effectively in writing, and the ability to apply critical thinking skills to library problems. Rating of competencies was also analyzed by beginning librarians. Competencies valued also differed as a function of setting. Findings were compared to those of an earlier study conducted by the authors in 1987.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAssociation of Library and Information Science Educationen_US
dc.subjectLibrary and Information Science Educationen_US
dc.subject.othercurriculum planningen_US
dc.subject.othercareer preparationen_US
dc.titleLibrary and Information Science Competencies Revisiteden_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Education for Library and Information Scienceen_US
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