Reports from the Congress on Professional Education

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Mary Reichel Ph.D., Professor & Exec Vice Chancelor of Academic Affairs (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: More than 100 delegates from national and international associations of library and information studies, educators, and professionals convened in Washington, D.C. for a two-day Congress on Professional Education, April 30-May 1, 1999, sponsored by ALA. The Congress aimed to reach consensus among stakeholder groups on the values and core competencies of the profession and on strategies for action to address common issues and concerns. The impetus for the Congress arose from changes in name of some programs of graduate education, the seeming lack of attention to core competencies, and the national shortage of professionals to work with young people and diverse and underserved populations. Following are reports from two ACRL members who attended the Congress.

Additional Information

Reichel, Mary and Marion T. Reid. 1999. "Reports from the Congress on Professional Education." College & Research Libraries News 60, no. 6: 473-4. Association of College and Research Libraries (ISSN: 0099-0086) (June 1999) Version of record:
Language: English
Date: 1999

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