ERIC Number: ED023424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Library Aides Program. 1968 Report.
Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.
The Library Aide Program has been operating in the Pittsburgh public schools since 1966. The program was initiated to relieve the librarian of some nonprofessional activities by providing her with a paraprofessional aide. The findings of the 1968 evaluation indicate that the librarians are satisfied with the aides, but there is no statistically significant difference between the amount of professional activities of librarians in program and control schools. An attempt was made to find a significant difference between program and control schools with respect to individuation of student-librarian interaction, but no such difference was found. More specific definition of librarian and aide duties and responsibilities is needed. Although the program has shown some success in providing librarian satisfaction and possibly in the extension of library services, it has yet to demonstrate effects in services to students. Appendices include the program definition, interview schedules for librarians and library aides, and the observation schedule. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Public Schools, PA.
Note: LI 001 005 is a related document, the 1967 report.