At some seminaries the question of who is more effective teaching library research is an open question. There are two camps of thought: (1) that the program faculty member is more effective in providing library research instruction as he or she is intimately engaged in the subject of the course(s), or 2) that the theological librarian is more effective in providing library research instruction as he or she is more familiar with the scope of resources that are available, as well as how to obtain “hard to get” resources.
Kamilos, Charles D. and Birch, Rodney
"Library Research Instruction for Doctor of Ministry Students: Outcomes of Instruction Provided by a Theological Librarian and by a Program Faculty Member,"
The Christian Librarian: Vol. 57
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/tcl/vol57/iss1/4