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The MLS Project : an assessment after sixty years

Author: Boyd Keith Swigger
Publisher: Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2010.
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In 1951, the American Library Association (ALA) Council approved new standards for accrediting library education programs. These standards shifted accreditation from the bachelor's degree to the master's degree, making the master's degree in library science the professional credential for entry into the profession. At the time, librarians believed this change would transform the practice of librarianship, the nature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Swigger, Boyd Keith, 1943-
MLS Project.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010
(DLC) 2010010243
(OCoLC)569508843
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Boyd Keith Swigger
ISBN: 9780810877047 081087704X
OCLC Number: 667295015
Description: 1 online resource (v, 163 pages)
Contents: An overview of the MLS Project --
Goals of the MLS Project --
Librarians' standing : status, prestige, and income --
Recruitment of new librarians --
Intellectual foundations and library schools --
Librarians' work --
Librarians and professionalism --
What could be done?
Responsibility: Boyd Keith Swigger.

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This book documents the shortcomings of the MLS project-an ill-conceived approach to a situation that no longer exists-and suggests a new approach to professionalism for librarians.  Read more...

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Calls for a reexamination of ALA's decision in 1951 to make the MLS the primary degree for entry into the profession. Swigger...examines why the decision was made and whether or not it is a currently Read more...

 
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