ERIC Number: ED207540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Modes for Providing Graduate Education for Librarianship in Ohio. Final Report.
Rogers, A. Robert; Kim, Mary T.
Noting that a state as populous as Ohio has only two accredited library schools, this report includes a needs assessment for professional librarians through 1990, a resource assessment of available educational materials in library and information science, and an analysis of four alternative approaches: a new program model, a program transfer model, an extension model, and a consortium model. It concludes that the northeast will continue to supply 40 percent of professional employment opportunities through 1990; M.L.S. graduations from Ohio universities will be adequate for Ohio's needs through 1990; school library/media specialists needs can continue to be met; a new graduate library school is not warranted through the 1980's; extension support of the northeast and the central (Columbus) areas by Kent State is not feasible without assistance from Ohio State University; and extension programs in the Dayton area require support from Wayne State University. The report is supported by 33 tables of data, and appendices provide course information, information functions, personnel position definitions, periodical reading lists, and guidelines to library services for extension students. There are 72 references. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Center for Library Studies.