Dear Fellow Educaters,
Great and timely topic, Ingrid!
Late last year I completed a content analysis of employers'
expectations (among a national sample) for entry-level catalogers.
Results will be published next year in CCQ. However, one finding
reveals the high number of employers who expect new LIS graduates to
have familiarity and experience handling electronic resources. The
challenge is to prepare these students in an environment with only 6
accredited programs requiring a cataloging course of all students.
I'm willing to share if anyone is interested.
Sylvia Hall-Ellis, Ph.D.
Library and Information Science Program
College of Education
University of Denver
Denver, Colorado 80208
303-756-0424 - fax
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Hsieh-Yee, Ingrid P wrote:
>I am organizing a program for the Technical Services Education SIG for
the ALISE meetings next January. The topic is deliberately broad:
Managing electronic resources: Challenges and implications for
technical services education. If you have any research or insights you
would like to share with LIS educators and practitioners, please let me
know by September 6 for us to meet the ALISE deadline.
>The ALISE conference will take place from Jan. 11-14, 2005 in Boston. I
hope to know the date of our program in late October.
>Thank you for your attention. If you have any questions or suggestions,
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>Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Ph.D.
>School of Library & Information Science
>Catholic University of America
>Washington, D.C. 20064
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