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Library Trends 42 (2) Fall 1993: Education for Library and Information Management Careers in Corporate Environments


Library Trends 42 (2) Fall 1993: Education for Library and Information Management Careers in Corporate Environments. Edited by Linda L. Hill.

Distilling the recommendations of the authors in these eight papers down to a few main points about the educational foundation for library and information management careers risks diverting attention from the richness of their thoughts. Nevertheless, some main themes are apparent. There is a recognition that our current formal educational programs must change quickly and substantially to meet the challenges of the future of information management in corporate environments. Change must include more movement toward interdisciplinary programs with other professional schools; an education based on core knowledge areas to prepare students for career mobility within library/information management positions; an educational core that includes information technologies, intellectual technologies; a focus on understanding and meeting customer (user) information needs, the economics of information, and management techniques; a market-driven and customer-centered approach to educational planning; and a high priority given to continuous education to renew knowledge and skills.

Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at], or visit

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