Educating the Research Librarian
Are We Falling Short?
Arguing that the enormous changes occurring in research libraries are not matched by the pace of change in library program curricula, Deanna Marcum explores the gap between teaching and practice in our latest issue brief.
We hope that this brief will stimulate others to think about what we should expect from our MLIS programs. Please use our blog as a forum to share your ideas for reform and change.
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Need subject expertise - can be learned on the job but it helps to have that in-depth research experience as most U.S. degrees are not exactly specialised.
Although I have not fully researched this issue, what I blog here is to see if it would help to have a special conference for research and/or virtual librarians. We don't have to get any formal education after being librarians for years...
As a recent (2010) graduate of an ALA-accredited i-school, I appreciate your taking a critical look at this topic. I do not think the current system serves anyone well, except perhaps the library schools that reap students' tuition dollars.