May 28, 2022

New ITHAKA Issue Brief: “Educating the Research Librarian: Are We Falling Short?” by Deanna Marcum

Note from Gary Price: Important topic that needs to be continually addressed. From where I sit,  after nearly 20 years as a librarian and having the opportunity to talk and work with librarians from many types of libraries, the answer is yes, we are falling short. By the way,we are falling short with librarian education in all areas not only research librarians. 

From Ithaka:

Arguing that the enormous changes occurring in research libraries are not matched by the pace of change in library program curricula, Deanna Marcum explores the gap between teaching and practice in our latest issue brief.

Direct to Full Text Issue Brief: Educating the Research Librarian: Are We Falling Short?
by Deanna Marcum, Ithaka S+R Managing Director
May 7, 2015.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.