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Describes the efforts of a library service at a college of higher education to convert a full‐time library assistant post to a library traineeship. Questions raised by the process include: Should it be a graduate post? Where should the post be advertised? What kind of work could the trainee...
It is expected that instruction in information skills (formerly known as bibliographic instruction) will be an important function of libraries in the “information society”. Describes a model for teaching the core informational skill of library‐based literature searching (information retrieval)....
Attempts to introduce a new approach for describing bibliographic entities in order to fulfil all the functions of the catalogue in the online environment. While it is assumed that the basic unit of description is the item in hand and records describing items would fulfil the finding,...
Demonstrates the usefulness of the case study method as a learning tool for practising library and information specialists. Conclusions based on findings from a Botswana Library Association seminar involving the relationship between professional and paraprofessional staff in which case studies...
Highlights the concept of “barefoot librarianship” to make the provision of library services more relevant to traditional African people who are largely non‐literate. Enumerates the constraints of the full implementation and practice of this type of grassroots information service which includes...
Gives a comprehensive revue of the literature which marked the birth centenary of Dr S.R. Ranganathan, a prolific writer on librarianship and library science.
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