SLIS faculty members Alice Robbin and Howard Rosenbaum recommended the following online Library Journal article - Raised By Wolves: integrating the new generation of feral professionals into the academic library by James G. Neal. Neal is the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University, New York.Raised By Wolves Excerpt:
"Academic libraries now hire an increasing number of individuals to fill professional librarian positions who do not have the master's degree in library science... Academic libraries are also creating a wide range of new professional assignments in such areas as systems, human resources, fundraising, publishing, instructional technology, facilities management, and other specialties that demand diverse educational backgrounds... There is also a new cohort of MLS librarians who have received their degrees through distance rather than residential programs... The implications of these trends for the academic library work force and for the condition of the academic library workplace need close study."
Source: Neal, James G. (2006, February 15). Raised By Wolves: integrating the new generation of feral professionals into the academic library. Library Journal. Retrieved February 27, 2006, from http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6304405.html.
Posted February 28, 2006