ERIC Number: ED055414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Differences in Professional Interests Between School Librarians and School Directors of Audio-Visual Services.
Since the state of Ohio has combined the certification requirements for the professions of school librarians and directors of audiovisual services, the professional interests of these two groups were compared to discover if they have identical interests. A questionnaire was devised with rating scales for areas of professional concern. The questionnaire was returned by 40 members of each group, and results showed that the librarians had a significantly higher interest in areas concerning printed materials, while the directors of audiovisual services had a significantly higher interest in technology. These results indicate a clear-cut dichotomy between the interests of the two groups; therefore it is recommended that the state of Ohio reverse itself and develop separate certification requirements for the two groups. (SH)
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Authoring Institution: Youngstown State Univ., OH.