ERIC Number: ED208832
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Enrollment Projections for Graduate Programs in Library and Information Science and Educational Media in Ohio, 1981-1985+. Alternative Modes for Providing Graduate Education in Librarianship in Ohio. Phase One: Needs Assessment Related Paper Number 3.
Rogers, A. Robert; Kim, Mary T.
To determine whether present alternatives in library education in Ohio are adequate to the educational demand, a study of potential enrollment for graduate programs in library science during the coming decade was conducted as part of the Graduate Education for Librarianship in Ohio Project. Library associates (professional staff members without graduate degrees in library science) from public, academic, and special libraries throughout Ohio, and librarians from the Ohio public school system without graduate degrees in library science or educational media were surveyed as the most probable source of future enrollments. Two questionnaires were developed from the survey, one for library associates and the other for school librarians, and distributed to personnel in libraries around the state. Analysis of the data was restricted to descriptive statistics. Approximately 20 percent of each group surveyed had definite plans to pursue a graduate degree in library science, while 50 percent had at least contemplated such study. Most of those intending to pursue degrees intended to enroll within the next two years (1981-82), though many were undecided on which institution they would attend. The responses of participants in the survey are summarized in 30 tables, and the appendices include copies of the survey forms. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. School of Library Science.
Identifiers: Graduate Education for Librarianship Ohio Project; Kent State University OH; Ohio
Note: For related documents, see IR 009 725, IR 009 734, and IR 009 741.