Finishing with a Makeshift Job

For years, university librarians, confronted with a lack of education in documentation amongst their public, with the increasingly complex world of documentation, the spread of education to the masses and with the modernization of libraries, have offered documentation training directly to users. More often than not such training is organized in an unsophisticated fashion, requiring a considerable investment of personnel and time, and has a pedagogical and statistical result that is deceptive with regard to needs and objectives. This demands an investigation into the process in order to escape from the makeshift condition such training finds itself in, and otherwise to think of the function of the training of librarians and libraries as at the heart of the university.