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Title:
Preparing the information professional : an agenda for the future
Author:
Rehman, Sajjad ur, 1951-
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Publication Information:
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xi, 177 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1330 Lexile.
ISBN:
9780313306730
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Redesigning information education in response to the market dynamic requires clear articulation of the expectations of employers, identification of competencies for professionals, and appreciation of environmental, institutional, and situational contexts.

The author responds to these needs in a systematic and scientific manner by describing methods of translating market demands into defined sets of capabilities to serve as parameters for formal education of information professionals. He also provides a research framework for differentiating between undergraduate and graduate levels for developing educational models. Serious disparities in coverage and treatment of information education in different parts of the world are noted and analyzed using a global view.


Author Notes

SAJJAD UR REHMAN is Professor of Information Science, Kuwait University./e


Table of Contents

Preface
The Information Scene and Professional
Trends and Directions: Trends and Directions
Preparation of Information Professionals
The Competency Approach Competency Definition and Validation
Design and Conduct Competencies of Library and Information Professionals
The Functional Approach Competencies for Academic Library Professionals
Institutional Perspective Competencies for Public Library Professionals
Institutional Perspective Competencies for Special Library Professionals
Institutional Perspective Graduate and Undergraduate Programs of Library and Information Education
Differentials for Competency-Based Curricula Preparation of Future Professionals
Strategies and Directions
Bibliography
Index