The nuts and bolts, as he puts it, will be learned on the job. While in school, students should learn about the profession as a whole and not worry too much about operational skills. In addition, learn about every aspect of librarianship, that information can be transferable to any area of librarianship. His advice is to take the fun and interesting classes which will help in the long term as one matures in the profession. Most importantly, his number one advice for MLS students was to get library experience.
As Sacchanand (2000) observed, the explosion of knowledge and information technology has altered the characteristics of the learning environment with dramatic impact on the university library system and the library and information profession. University library practices in the new learning environment are often viewed as the best developed type of library practice in any nation (Levy & Roberts, 2005; Akintunde, 2006) and that these academic libraries must work towards the attainment of this status. Msuya and Marco (2000) link this heavily technologically driven academic learning environment to Open University systems. Other scholars have written on the effect of ICT on socio economic, cultural transformation, impact on library and information science practice in Nigeria (Omekwu, 2001; Ogunsola, 2004; and Salman & Olarenwaju, 2010). Thus as society moves more deeply into the information age, it is important to understand the effect of the new developments on information service delivery and the distinctive characteristics of these services as practised in Nigerian
Literacy and the Library Educator Literacy is a basic requirement for survival in the 2st century. There have been a lot of developments in life and people have to keep learning. Some of the important lessons in life are never taught in class awhile even those taught in class will require a person to do some extra research. To make the work of students who want to do research easy, universities have composed relevant education and developed a degree programs such as Library Media Degree. The aim f the degree is to make sure people who want to do research; teachers and students can get the relevant assistance.
Wikipedia has the potential to cause an educational shift towards a freely available, transparently organised knowledge system. Maybe this shift of knowledge was not visible in 2008, but nowadays you could argue that if academics do not go along with this trend they might soon be outdated. Eijkman states that it needs to give a new discussion about the “control of academic knowledge production” (173). If the academic institutions do carry on in denying the use of publicly accessable knowledge data bases, such as Wikipedia, they obviously fail their obligations. The hierarchic university system is changing and now academics need to focus on integrating this form of knowledge into their work.
However, without an effective acquisitions management and collection development program, the expectations of the library users can never be met. The selection of the library materials is not the responsibilities of the librarians solely. The whole university community play their role in developing the library collection to ensure that the library fulfill the needs of the community without any
As a digital reference librarian, there may be different responsibilities and roles. In today’s modern world filled with the Internet and apps, digital reference librarians may need to adapt to different forms of technology and Internet use. As a digital reference librarian, it is the librarian’s duty to stay connected with the students that may need to ask for help. These various forms of being connected include being able to conduct e-mail, and chat services. While sending and receiving email may be a simple task, a digital reference librarian must be able to provide answers for students who seek information, and help guide them in the right direction, and handling it in a professional manner.
For years, since the beginning, libraries have been considered a gathering place for people of the community. John Dewey, in fact, belief libraries fit the theory that “..people need an opportunity to share ideas to multiple media in order to understand solve everyday problems,” (Source A). It is clear that the meaning of multimedia is different than it was in 1916, but the value of a place together and share ideas still exists in libraries today. Examples from the Orland Park Public Library shows events where people with similar interests gathered to share ideas such a science Enthusiast in the EnvironMental Club 2 or movie fanatics and Sunday film series (Source B). These groups just show that
According to (Baro, 2011) “helping people to derive the most benefit from using a library” Helping user onwards how to access library literacy also on how to access any information. having library literacy could helping user on how to access information efficient and accurate. From this user also could gain any benefit to access authority of information. Then, library education is one of the way to access information regarding library. library education is education and library are two indivisible concepts, fundamentally related to and co-existent with each other.
● Government at the national and local levels should provide suitable materials for training reading skills. Libraries should be provided for our primary schools since the absence of libraries is a factor in the deficiency in reading skills. There is a need to resuscitate the mobile library in schools and make it compulsory for all pupils to register with a token fee in order to have access to service provided by this mobile
Institutional libraries in India are striving to provide necessary and relevant information to their users. The College libraries particularly in our state West Bengal have a most significant role to play in higher education. Limited resources have been one main barrier to satisfying the growing informational needs of the users. Infrastructure and poor staffing