Instructional role of librarians in higher education

Raman Nair, R. Instructional role of librarians in higher education., 1994 . In Instructional Role of Librarians in Higher Education, Trivandrum, KLA, 24, January, 1994. [Conference paper]


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Considers that education is centrally and necessarily concerned with the transmission of knowledge. Conservation of knowledge its transmission to the new generations and facilitating advancement of the frontiers of knowledge are the main objectives of higher education. The teachers stimulate in the students a genuine desire for scholarship by introducing, explaining and commenting on the subject matter. Librarian brings the student into living contact with knowledge generated in that subject field. So the transmission and progress of knowledge through teaching and research is not possible without the existence of adequately stocked libraries and information professionals who connect the knowledge to teaching and learning process. The usefulness of the librarian begins where that of the teacher ends in satisfying the individual's inquisitiveness for learning and research. The study considers librarian - student relation as equal to teacher - student relation. The study concludes by saying that neither class nor library alone can provide the best guidance for the student without cooperation from the other. Teachers and librarians have the same objective; the growth and development of student; no matter how they transmit knowledge - through lecture or through Selective Dissemination of Information.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Education Knowledge Information Search Transmission Teaching Guiding Role
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information.
G. Industry, profession and education.
C. Users, literacy and reading.
Depositing user: R. Raman Nair
Date deposited: 01 Sep 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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