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The Blind Man Describes the Elephant: The Training Gaps Analysis for Librarians and Library Technicians

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Title: The Blind Man Describes the Elephant: The Training Gaps Analysis for Librarians and Library Technicians
Author(s): De Long, Kathleen; Sivak, Allison
Subject(s): Workforce Issues in Library and Information Science Library education -- Canada. Library employees -- Training of -- Canada. 8Rs Canadian Library Human Resource Study.
Abstract: The Training Gaps Analysis for Librarians and Library Technicians (TGA), research completed by the 8Rs Research Team in 2006, built upon the earlier work of the team, The Future of Human Resources in Canadian Libraries (8Rs Research Team, 2005). The TGA published descriptive statistics on perspectives on education from current MLIS and library and information technology students, new librarians, and library technicians (those with under six years' experience), educators, and employers; the resulting publication created a snapshot of stakeholders' satisfaction with entry-level education and continuing professional development in the field. This article will review the major findings from the TGA, identifying areas for further communication and collaboration in order to enhance Canadian LIS education outcomes.
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In Library Trends 59(1-2) Summer/Fall 2010: 336-349.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/18736
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2010 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2012-10-16
 

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