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Developmental of Curriculum for Training Professional Librarians Specializing in the Field of Mental Health

  • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
  • Abbr : JKLISS
  • 2017, 48(4), pp.259-282
  • DOI : 10.16981/kliss.48.4.201712.259
  • Publisher : Korean Library And Information Science Society
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : November 14, 2017
  • Accepted : December 18, 2017

Lim Seong Kwan 1

1경기대학교

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ABSTRACT

There is a strong need to develop a training program for specialized personnel called mental health librarian. The study examines the necessity of ongoing education as series of steps to be considered in actual curriculum development, by looking at the features of bibliotherapy through a literature review and through an analysis to the requirements of a qualified mental health librarian and its training system. The result shows that, in order to train librarian in mental health, it is necessary to establish courses corresponding to the bibliotherapy field within the subject of library and information sciences and to strengthen the specialization in the its curriculum. It is desirable to establish the mental health librarian educational programs in library and information science graduate programs in Korea. The results of this study, as fundamental data for future research, will promote the role of the specialized mental health librarian and guidelines for developing and expanding the qualities and training of specialized librarian to resolve the immediate problem of the Korean library scene and academia.

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