A Study on Evaluating the Practicalness of Library and Information Courses in Korea

한국 문헌정보학 교과목의 실용성 평가에 관한 연구

  • 노영희 (건국대학교 인문과학대학 문헌정보학과) ;
  • 안인자 (동원대학교 아동문헌정보과) ;
  • 최상기 (전북대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2011.11.15
  • Accepted : 2011.12.28
  • Published : 2011.12.30

Abstract

This study proposed to assess courses which are currently offered in the Department of Library and Information Science, and to explore directions for improvement. Based on field librarians' needs and opinions about the courses, we suggested separating the required, core, and elective courses. We proposed six courses including 'Internship', 'Introduction to Library and Information Science', 'Cataloging and Classification', 'Library Management', and 'Information Retrieval' as required courses, and 5 courses including 'Practice in Cataloging and Classification', 'Information Resource and Service', 'Collection Development', 'Digital Library System', 'Introduction to Bibliography' and 'Records Management and Archives' as core courses. Finally, the remaining courses were recommended as selective courses which each department could select depending on their circumstances and faculty. The important components for substantial LIS courses are as follows: timeliness of training topics, expertise of educational contents, professionalism and qualifications of faculty, specialized educational materials, and increasing the major correlation between courses and professors.