ERIC Number: ED021596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Need for Library Technicians in the Area Served by Sauk Valley College.
Steele, Carl L.
A study was conducted to determine the employment possibilities for graduates of the library technology program offered at Sauk Valley College, Dixon, Illinois. Because a junior college has a major obligation to serve the needs of the local area, the study was limited to the elementary and secondary schools, hospitals, public libraries and several large industries located within the area served by the college. Based upon an analysis of questionnaires returned by these institutions, it was concluded that there is an apparent need for a library technology program in the Sauk Valley area, that there are enough positions available for graduates of the program to find employment, and that elementary schools seem to offer the best employment opportunities. Recommendations for further study include: (1) more research to determine the relationship between the size of th institutions and their willingness to employ library technicians and (2) an investigation to determine the educational background and work experience desirable for technicians. Appended are a 43 item bibliography, a list of the institutions covered, the questionnaire used for the study, and a brochure describing the Sauk Valley library technician program. (JB)
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Identifiers: Sauk Valley College IL
Note: A Master of Arts thesis presented to the Faculty, Department of Library Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.