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An Assessment of Education and Training Needs for Bibliographic Instruction Librarians
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science
  • Scott Mandernack, Marquette University
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
9 p.
Publication Date
1-1-1990
Publisher
Association for Library and Information Science Education
Abstract

A study was conducted in 1986 by the Education and Library Use Committee of the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians to determine the educational backgrounds and characteristics of bibliographic instruction (BI) librarians in Wisconsin. The results of the survey indicated that the education for BI has been insufficient and that there is a very real need for additional and/or supplemental education in this area. The methods most preferred for educational enhancement are self-study and workshops. A recommendation was made for one approach to resolving the dilemma: offering a series of courses, in the form of one- to three-day seminars, through the University of Wisconsin Certificate of Professional Development Program. This organized program of study now offers a bibliographic instruction track, consisting of four core courses, which is to be supplemented with additional electives. Until such time as library instruction is standard fare and fully integrated into our library school offerings, it is the hope that this approach may serve as a model for one method of accommodating the educational needs of instruction librarians.

Comments

Accepted version. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, Vol. 30, No. 3 (Winter 1990): 193-205. Permalink. ©Association for Library and Information Science Education 1990. Used with permission.

Citation Information
Scott Mandernack. "An Assessment of Education and Training Needs for Bibliographic Instruction Librarians" Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (1990) ISSN: 0748-5786
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/scott_mandernack/12/