ERIC Number: ED060892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Librarianship; Report of the Working Party.
Ministry of Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
The office of the Minister of Education of New Zealand appointed a working party in May 1969 and charged it with investigating and reporting upon the status of education for librarianship. The study encompasses: (1) existing educational programs, (2) the different kinds of library and their need for qualified staff, (3) present staffing and projected future demand for qualified staff, (4) school libraries, (5) advanced training and research, (6) possible alternative arrangements for library education and (7) the future organization of education for librarianship. The working party sees the main deficiencies in library education as: (1) the absence of facilities for advanced and specialist training and research, (2) a lack of programs for a speciality in school librarianship, (3) inadequate short and refresher courses and seminars and (4) the absence of a board to review and update courses. The establishment of an autonomus institution for the education of librarianship at all levels, and for all types of libraries is recommended as the way to overcome the present deficiencies. (SJ)
Descriptors: Employment Projections, Foreign Countries, Librarians, Libraries, Library Education, Library Science, Staff Utilization
Government Printing Office, Private Bag, Wellington, New Zealand ($1.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
Identifiers: New Zealand
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