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ERIC Number: ED021544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 11
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Library Services to Vocational-Technical Programs in Junior Colleges.
Wattenbarger, James L.
Establishing good communication is one of the most crucial aspects in the development of new junior colleges. Therefore there is a need to study the process of communication as a science and to analyze this process in order to understand how one may improve his own communication abilities. Fundamental elements of communication are (1) the person who speaks, 92) the speech he produces, and (3) the person who listens. In the relationship between a college library and the vocational-technical program, the librarian must determine how he wants to affect his receiver and must be sensitive to four kinds of factors within the source which will eliminate all elements that interfere with the intended message: (1) communications skills (writing and speaking, reading and listening), (2) attitudes, (3) knowledge level, and (4) social-cultural system. As messages travel through these channels they must be encoded and to improve communication, should have the proper attitude toward and knowledge of the vocational-technical education field, should provide students and faculty with an adequate orientation program, should select materials with care, and should keep the library open during the evening hours when many of the students have the most opportunity to use the facilities. (DG)
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Note: Paper presented at Conf. on Library Services to Voc.-Tech. Education Programs in Jr. Colleges (St. Louis, June 19-22, 1968).