Taking the pulse of library education

Gaughan, Tom
December 1991
American Libraries;Dec91, Vol. 22 Issue 11, p1020
Trade Publication
Reports on the health of individual library schools, with information taken from an informal, impressionistic survey sent out to 58 programs in the United States and Canada by "American Libraries." Responses include information, insight, opinion, and even some righteous anger. The privilege of a place; Faculty who value libraries; Troubled states; When danger becomes opportunity; Status of library programs at the University of Alabama, University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, the University of California-Berkeley, Catholic University, Dalhousie University, Drexel University, Emporia State, Florida State University, University of Hawaii-Manoa, University of Illinois, Kent State University, University of Kentucky, Long Island University, Louisiana State University, University of Michigan, SUNY-Albany, SUNY-Buffalo, North Carolina Central University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, University of Oklahoma, University of Pittsburgh, Pratt Institute, University of Rhode Island, Rosary College, St. John's University, and others.


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