Education for Sci-Tech Librarianship: Retrospect and Prospect

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This paper reviews the history of formal educational programs in sci-tech librarianship and suggests likely future developments. Educational programs for sci-tech librarianship are linked to developments in both special librarianship and information science. Aspects considered include student qualifications and recruitment, course offerings and curriculum, faculty and other resources, and teaching methods and special programs. Current trends in library education are identified. Future educational programs must be responsive to the development of new roles, new information sources, and the widespread need for scientific literacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-88
Number of pages14
JournalScience and Technology Libraries
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 29 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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