Helping Library and Information Science Students Gain Professional Competencies: A Qualitative Study of an Academic Health Sciences Library's Graduate Assistant Program Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
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  • Bojanski, John Mark
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
Abstract
  • This study examines whether library school students learn the necessary competencies that health sciences libraries desire for entry-level positions by working at an academic health sciences library. After a review of literature covering competencies in the library field, the relevant professional competencies are identified from an analysis of a position description document kit published by the Medical Library Association, while the students' skills are determined through interviews with former graduate research assistants and field experience students. These two analyses are compared with each other to determine the overlap of competencies desired and competencies gained.
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  • Haas, Stephanie W.
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  • Master of Science in Library Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 4fc11f93-b8fb-4b31-96c9-9f1fb0395b7c
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