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On Becoming Faculty Librarians: Acculturation Problems and Remedies
College and Research Libraries
  • W. Bede Mitchell, Georgia Southern University
  • Bruce Morton, Montana State University - Bozeman
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The acculturation of librarians to faculty librarian positions is compared and contrasted to the socialization process of the professoriate. Substantive differences in graduate library education and the attitudes it cultivates are discussed. Librarians are seen, for the most part, as being ill-prepared to assume peer roles within a university faculty. Suggestions are offered to remedy this dysfunctional pattern.


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W. Bede Mitchell and Bruce Morton. "On Becoming Faculty Librarians: Acculturation Problems and Remedies" College and Research Libraries Vol. 53 Iss. 5 (1992) p. 379 - 392 ISSN: 2150-6701
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