The Management of Library and Information Studies Education

1st Edition

Herman Totten

Routledge
Published May 2, 1996
Reference - 211 Pages
ISBN 9780789000507 - CAT# HW11038

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Summary

In The Management of Library and Information Studies Education, leading educators discuss the management and various components of library and information education as they pertain to accreditation standards for library and information schools. It brings together valuable information on library accreditation essential to all library professionals concerned with the goals of professional education for library and information studies. Deans, professors, librarians, and students at library schools will find valuable insights into the management of library and information studies education and its applications to the components that accompany the structure of their profession.

This informative volume addresses the rationales, strategies, and trends in library science, as well as the influences from other disciplines, that impact the management of library education. Contributors identify topics that look to the future to help readers with long-range planning and management for library education.

This comprehensive book is divided into seven sections, each covering a different area of the management of library education, such as:
  • the timetable for the revision of the 1972 Standards for Accreditation
  • the mission, goals, and objectives of library and information science educational institutions generally, with an examination of the philosophies and availability of various programs around the country
  • the traditional curricula in the library and information science school and its enhancement and expansion
  • challenges in faculty management--setting priorities between the demands to teach and advise, to conduct research, and to contribute to the university generally
  • examination of the management of students and analysis of demographic characteristics, diversification, admission standards, and recruitment patterns
  • financial support and funding for library and information science schools
  • assessment of the management of an evaluation; accreditation policies and procedures and the activities involved before, during, and after an on site visit

    Educators in library and information studies programs, university administrators, and those interested in libraries will find The Management of Library and Information Studies Education to be required reading. Those interested in accreditation issues and evaluation practices as well as management in general will find this book to be of lasting value in setting goals and manageable objectives for a wide variety of institutions and organizations.

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