Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Trends in Caribbean Librarianship

The librarian's world...from paperbacks to electronic sources
AUTHOR: Luke Douglas
SOURCE: Jamaica Observer

DATE: Sunday, March 23, 2008

"THE traditional image of a librarian is that of a person (usually a woman) who is concerned with organising collections of books and related materials, usually in paper form, in libraries, and servicing users with these resources.

But with the coming of the information age, the career of library studies has evolved to include accessing materials from a range of electronic sources, such as CD roms, DVDs, and of course, that unfathomable frontier of information, the Internet.

Career & Education recently visited the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of the West Indies, where we learned of the new developments in this interesting career."


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