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Title:Training Staff to Use Computers
Author(s):Baskin, Linda; Spencer, Mima
Subject(s):Libraries --Data processing
Online data processing
Information technology
Library education
Abstract:Until recently, those who worked with computers were commonly thought of as having special knowledge or technical background not commonly known to others. In libraries the computers were likely to be managed by data processing staff only. Today, the idea of a single group "in the know" / about computers is being replaced by the expectation that most of the staff in libraries and information centers will deal with computers in some form Las a regular part of their work. Advances in library automation are coming so quickly that administrators find that they are not able to wait for a new generation of staff trained in computer use or for the gradual spread of home computers to familiarize current staff with computers. The reality is that librarians and information specialists in the work force today will have to be trained to use computers on the job.
Issue Date:1983
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In L.C. Smith, ed. 1983. Professional competencies--technology and the librarian. Papers presented at the 1983 Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library and Information Science: 84-96.
Series/Report:Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing (20th : 1983)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois 1983.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-09

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