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Title:Education Matters
Author(s):Daniel, Evelyn H.
Subject(s):Libraries --Data processing
Online data processing
Information technology
Library education
Abstract:We have heard an interesting mix of practitioners and educators. My task today is to speak for library/information education in general. I hope you will consider my title, "Education Matters," to reflect both possible meanings. My comments will, no doubt, reflect certain personal and institutional biases, but fortunately there is in the audience a dean or two from other schools and a number of other educators who can leap in to contradict if I veer too sharply from the common path. First, a digression. Dick Sweeney cautioned us not to let ourselves be defined by an institution or by a medium (as the book, for example). I agree with him. Clearly we are an information profession. We work with information in various ways and forms, with many different media, and in many kinds of organizations. We work with formal information systems and we create informal ones. The new information technology provides us with powerful tools that allow us to do these things more efficiently and also allow us to provide new services as well.
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: 97-108.
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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