Education and Electronic Resources Librarianship: How Library School Programs are Meeting the Needs of the Electronic Resources Librarian Position.



The authors of this chapter undertook a study to determine how well library school education is preparing students for electronic resources (ER) librarianship. The study provides an analysis of 100 ER librarian position descriptions to determine the requisite skills, training, and knowledge, and then an analysis of how well those skills are covered in the ALA-accredited Master’s level library programs through their course descriptions. The authors also examine ways to define, explore, and bridge the gap between the practical issues of the job and the theoretical approach to such issues as provided by library schools.


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  • Michael L. Bradford

  • Mark Dehmlow

  • Anastasia Guimaraes

  • M. Ladd

  • Pat Loghry

  • Marcy Simons

Journal or Work Title
  • Collection Management

  • 32

  • ½

First Page
  • 49

Last Page
  • 69

Publication Date
  • 2008-10

  • library education

  • graduate education

  • electronic resources

  • skills and training

  • position description

  • library school

  • MLS

  • MIS

  • MLIS

  • library jobs

  • library employment

  • Taylor & Francis

Date Created
  • 2021-11-04

Bibliographic Citation
  • English

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  • [Haworth co-indexing entry note]: “Education and Electronic Resources (ER) Librarianship: How Library School Programs Are Meeting the Needs of the ER Librarian Position.” Bradford, Michael L. et al. Co-published simultaneously in Collection Management (The Haworth Information Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press) Vol. 32, No. ½, 2007, pp. 49-69; and: Electronic Resources Librarianship and Management of Digital Information: Emerging Professional Roles (ed: Mark Jacobs) The Haworth Information Press, an imprint of The Haworth Press, 2007, pp. 49-69. Single or multiple copies of this article are available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service [1-800-HAWORTH, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST). E-mail address:].

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