Librarianship and the professional model : A sociological tutorial and critique

Devarai, Rajashekhar S. and Ramesh, L. S. R. C. V. Librarianship and the professional model : A sociological tutorial and critique. Library Science with a slant to Documentation and Information Studies, 1999, vol. 36, n. 3, pp. 155-164. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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An attempt is made in this paper to critically highlight some of the sociological issues concerning Librarianship (LIS) as a profession. Different theoretical formulations are discussed. Importance of the studies of sociology of occupations and professions for librarians is emphasized. Useful suggestions are offered towards achievement of full-fledged status of Librarianship (LIS) as a profession.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Librarianship; Professional model; Sociological issues; Process: Power; Way of life; Profession; Image; Status; Information science
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
F. Management. > FE. Personnel management.
G. Industry, profession and education.
Depositing user: E.R. Prakasan
Date deposited: 17 Jan 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:00


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