An assessment of the perception of licensed librarians about their academic preparation and satisfaction in their job as librarians

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105136
Title:
An assessment of the perception of licensed librarians about their academic preparation and satisfaction in their job as librarians
Author:
David, Lourdes T.; Perez, Dante R.
Editors:
Khoo, C.; Singh, D.; Chaudhry, A.S.
Citation:
An assessment of the perception of licensed librarians about their academic preparation and satisfaction in their job as librarians 2006, :416-422
Publisher:
School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological University
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105136
Submitted date:
2007-05-26
Abstract:
The study was conducted to find out how librarians perceive their readiness for the workplace after graduation and successfully passing the licensure examination for librarians. The results indicate that there are schools that consistently produce graduates who pass the licensure examination. The successful examinees perceive that the curriculum adequately prepared them for the examination and the workplace. However, they also perceive a gap between theory and practice. To narrow this gap they rec-ommend that libraries must conduct an orientation program for newly hired librarians, provide for grants to enable librarians to attend seminars, workshops, and visit other libraries. They also recommend changes in the curriculum to enable students to acquire competence in using information and communi-cations technologies, dealing with people, marketing and promotion, and business skills. All of the re-spondents found librarianship satisfying. They do not see themselves as leaving the profession in the near future.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Library and Information Science Education
Local subject classification:
Library profession; Licensed librarians; Academic preparation; Job satisfaction; Competencies; Survey of librarians

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDavid, Lourdes T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPerez, Dante R.en_US
dc.contributor.editorKhoo, C.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSingh, D.en_US
dc.contributor.editorChaudhry, A.S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-26T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:20:01Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-26en_US
dc.identifier.citationAn assessment of the perception of licensed librarians about their academic preparation and satisfaction in their job as librarians 2006, :416-422en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105136-
dc.description.abstractThe study was conducted to find out how librarians perceive their readiness for the workplace after graduation and successfully passing the licensure examination for librarians. The results indicate that there are schools that consistently produce graduates who pass the licensure examination. The successful examinees perceive that the curriculum adequately prepared them for the examination and the workplace. However, they also perceive a gap between theory and practice. To narrow this gap they rec-ommend that libraries must conduct an orientation program for newly hired librarians, provide for grants to enable librarians to attend seminars, workshops, and visit other libraries. They also recommend changes in the curriculum to enable students to acquire competence in using information and communi-cations technologies, dealing with people, marketing and promotion, and business skills. All of the re-spondents found librarianship satisfying. They do not see themselves as leaving the profession in the near future.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSchool of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.subjectLibrary and Information Science Educationen_US
dc.subject.otherLibrary professionen_US
dc.subject.otherLicensed librariansen_US
dc.subject.otherAcademic preparationen_US
dc.subject.otherJob satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.otherCompetenciesen_US
dc.subject.otherSurvey of librariansen_US
dc.titleAn assessment of the perception of licensed librarians about their academic preparation and satisfaction in their job as librariansen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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