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ERIC Number: ED003094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Oct
Pages: 16
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VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR LIBRARY TECHNICIANS, A SURVEY OF EXPERIENCE TO DATE.
MARTINSON, JOHN
A STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO OBTAIN AND COMPILE INFORMATION FROM INSTITUTIONS WHICH HAVE DEVELOPED TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR LIBRARY TECHNICIANS. THE COMPILATION, IN REPORT FORM, WAS INTENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS WHO PLAN TO START LIBRARY TRAINING PROGRAMS, AND FOR STUDENTS, VOCATIONAL COUNSELORS, AND POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS WHO LACK INFORMATION ABOUT EXISTING PROGRAMS. INFORMATION WAS RECEIVED FROM 24 INSTITUTIONS CURRENTLY OFFERING LIBRARY INSTRUCTION AT THE CLERICAL OR TECHNICAL LEVEL. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY WERE AS FOLLOWS--(1) MOST ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS OF LIBRARY SCIENCE ARE ONLY AWARE OF AS MANY AS FOUR OR FIVE PROGRAMS OTHER THAN THEIR OWN, (2) EXISTING PROGRAMS APPEAR "TO WORK". NO ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO EVALUATE THEIR EFFECTIVENESS, (3) THE LARGEST IDENTIFIABLE GROUP OF LIBRARY STUDENTS IS A GROUP OF WOMEN BEYOND COLLEGE AGE, AND (4) SYSTEMATIC RECRUITMENT EFFORTS ARE NOT APPARENT. OTHER FINDINGS WERE RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING TOPICS--(1) TYPES OF LIBRARIES EMPLOYING TECHNICIANS, (2) INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, (3) THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF, AND (4) THE JOB MARKET. FURTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY APPEARED TO BE NEEDED IN A NUMBER OF AREAS, AND SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS WERE OUTLINED. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Advancement of Medical Communication, Bethesda, MD.
Identifiers: MARYLAND; Maryland (Bethesda)