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ERIC Number: ED014983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 5
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JUNIOR COLLEGE LIBRARY PERSONNEL NEEDS, REPORT OF A SURVEY, 1966-67.
MARTIN, ELIZABETH; AND OTHERS
FROM THE 222 RESPONSES TO THIS SURVEY ON LIBRARY STAFFING NEEDS AND ON THE PREPARATION OF LIBRARY PERSONNEL, IT WAS FOUND THAT SMALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS HAVE THE GREATEST NEED FOR ADDITIONAL STAFF AND THAT JUNIOR COLLEGE POSITIONS ARE GENERALLY CONSIDERED DESIRABLE. THE TERMS PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIAN, SEMI-PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIAN, TECHNICIAN, AND UNTRAINED STAFF WERE USED IN THE SURVEY, BUT THE RESPONDENTS SHOWED LITTLE AGREEMENT ON DEFINITION OF THESE TERMS OR ON THE TRAINING AND BACKGROUND EXPECTED FOR EACH CATEGORY. THE ONLY SPECIFIC CONCLUSIONS WERE THAT (1) UNDER-STAFFING IS MORE OFTEN DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS THAN TO SHORTAGE OF APPLICANTS, (2) NEITHER THE TYPES OF LIBRARY WORK NOR THE PREREQUISITES FOR THEM ARE CLEARLY DEFINED, (3) SPECIALIZED TRAINING, ESPECIALLY IN THE AUDIO-VISUAL FIELD, IS NEEDED, (4) CONSTANT EMPHASIS ON THE NEED FOR EXPERIENCE IMPLIES DISSATISFACTION WITH LIBRARY SCHOOL OFFERINGS, AND (5) MANAGEMENT COURSES, PARTICULARLY IN PERSONNEL WORK, ARE NEEDED BY LIBRARY ADMINISTRATORS. (HH)
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