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ERIC Number: ED018243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Pages: 305
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Reference Count: 0
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THE IDENTIFICATION AND EXAMINATION OF AREAS OF NEEDED RESEARCH IN SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP. FINAL REPORT.
WOODWORTH, MARY L.
THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY WERE (1) TO IDENTIFY RESEARCH PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP, (2) TO INDICATE THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF THE PROBLEMS AND NEEDS IDENTIFIED, AND (3) TO SEARCH FOR AND COMMENT UPON EXISTING RESEARCH IN THE FIELD. OPINIONS ON THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH NEEDS AND PROBLEMS WERE GATHERED THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO SCHOOL-LIBRARY LEADERS. THE LEADERS WERE PRINCIPALLY CONCERNED WITH NEEDED RESEARCH FOR LIBRARY INSTRUCTION, SERVICES, AND STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS. ITEMS OF GREATEST CONCERN WERE--THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE LIBRARY TO THE TEACHING/LEARNING PROCESS, TEACHER EDUCATION AND THE LIBRARY, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS CENTERS, ATTITUDES OF THE SCHOOL STAFF, EVALUATION OF LIBRARIES, PERSONNEL STUDIES, AND THE EDUCATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS. AN EXAMINATION OF THE EXISTING RESEARCH REVEALED THAT CURRENT EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH IN SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP IS ALMOST NON-EXISTENT, ALTHOUGH STATUS REPORTS ABOUND. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE RESPONSES IN THIS PROJECT INDICATED A DEFINITE INTEREST IN RESEARCH AND RESEARCH NEEDS FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANSHIP ON THE PART OF LIBRARIANS, AND IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT RESEARCH AND RESEARCH TECHNIQUES SHOULD BECOME A DEFINITE PART OF THE CURRICULUM FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS AND THAT INCREASED OPPORTUNITY TO INITIATE AND PARTICIPATE IN LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL RESEARCH PROJECTS SHOULD BE AFFORDED SCHOOL LIBRARIANS. APPENDIXES INCLUDE A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF 252 ITEMS, THE INSTRUMENT USED FOR THIS STUDY, AND SIMPLE FREQUENCY TABLES INDICATING RESPONSES TO THE AREAS OF NEEDED RESEARCH. (AUTHOR/JB)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Library School.
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