New Models of Recruitment and (Continuing) Education for Sci-Tech Librarianship

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Abstract

This paper discusses the role of library and information science (LIS) educators in recruiting and retaining sci-tech librarians. Strategies include increasing access to degree programs using Web-based technologies; enriching course offerings that contribute to the preparation of sci-tech librarians; partnering with experienced sci-tech librarians who can serve as guest speakers, practicum and internship supervisors, and course instructors; and developing continuing education offerings, especially for Web-based delivery in partnership with professional associations. In the era of e-science and e-learning, LIS educators have a responsibility to contribute to recruitment and retention of sci-tech librarians ready to take on new challenges and opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-184
Number of pages12
JournalScience and Technology Libraries
Volume27
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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Keywords

  • Continuing education
  • Education of sci-tech librarians online education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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