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"Expertise ... certification ... cultural capital": the education of librarians in the UK

Welsh, A; (2016) "Expertise ... certification ... cultural capital": the education of librarians in the UK. In: Seadle, M and Chu, CM and Stöckel, U and Crumpton, B, (eds.) Educating the profession: 40 years of the IFLA Section on Education and Training. (pp. 47-67). De Gruyter: Munich, Germany. Green open access

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Abstract

“I desire also to bring to the notice of the Trustees that better provision should be made for the higher education of librarians. It is very desirable that the higher training in librarianship should be associated with university institutions” (Adams 1915, 23). This was the assertion of the report to the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust that investigated the provision of libraries in the country, calling for an enhanced education for librarians in order to improve service overall. Almost 100 years later, we find ourselves revising the routes into librarianship, with a re-examination by our national library association, CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals), of the core knowledge and skills that employers and the public should expect of its members. This paper explores the history of librarianship in UK Higher Education and the impact of that history today.

Type: Book chapter
Title: "Expertise ... certification ... cultural capital": the education of librarians in the UK
ISBN-13: 9783110375268
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/432354
Language: English
Additional information: First published as: Welsh, Anne, '"Expertise ... certification ... cultural capital": the education of librarians in the UK' in Seadle, Chu, Stöckel and Crumpton (eds.), Educating the profession: 40 years of the IFLA Section on Education and Training, Munich, Germany: De Gruyter, 2016, pp. 47 – 67.
Keywords: library education, librarianship, vocational education, UCL, University College London, library schools, Library Association, CILIP, library history
UCL classification: UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences
UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1497182
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