TITLE

An Opinion--

AUTHOR(S)
Bidlack, Russell E.; Kirkendall, Carolyn
PUB. DATE
November 1976
SOURCE
Journal of Academic Librarianship;Nov76, Vol. 2 Issue 5, p240
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article comments on whether library instruction is needed in the U.S. library school curriculum. While every library educator would surely agree that trends and issues in librarianship, be they new or continuing, should be brought to students' attention, whether a separate course is appropriate for each is a debatable matter. Some would insist, for example, that a course, even a required course, in intellectual freedom should appear in every library school curriculum. Michigan's position, however, is that intellectual freedom is an issue that should figure, from varying points of view, in several courses. Where a separate course exists on a topic, there is usually a policy of avoiding duplication and overlap by omitting this topic from other courses. An effective way for a library school to determine the need and justification for a new course is to offer it on an experimental basis before making it a permanent part of the curriculum.
ACCESSION #
13240756

 

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