ERIC Number: ED040734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-18
Reference Count: 0
The Case for Library Technical Assistants and Library Clerks in Indiana.
Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.
A manpower survey of 426 Indiana libraries emphasizes the need for additional library supportive personnel. Recommendations to help provide the needed personnel include: (1) a continuing two-year associate degree program be developed and offered in Indiana to prepare library technical assistants; (2) lead instructors should be professional librarians; (3) courses should be regular college offerings so credits earned are applicable for transfer and/or academic progression; (4) individual short and night courses, work-shops and seminars, should be offered locally wherever sufficient interest warrants; (5) vocational training programs be designed for library clerks or aides; (6) an active placement service be established in conjunction with every program; (7) training programs for auxiliaries be based upon national objectives and standards that are developed by the library profession; (8) the American Library Association should establish broad national standards for the certification (or registration) of library technical assistants and (9) Indiana should then develop State standards and procedures (consistent with these national standards) in order to facilitate both intra- and inter-State communications, administration, reciprocity agreements and the like. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.