ERIC Number: ED232663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Needs Assessment for Oklahoma Academic Librarians: Summary Report.
McClure, Charles R.
The Oklahoma Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (OK-ACRL) and the Oklahoma Library Association, College and University Division (OLA-CUD) co-sponsored a survey of professional academic librarians to obtain institutional and background data on their characteristics, their preferences for academic professional association activities, their preferences for specific professional development topics, and their preference for the packaging and scheduling of professional development opportunities. It was found that (1) characteristics of the members of OK-ACRL and OLA-CUD are similar; (2) those surveyed believe that the associations should stress networking, developing professional development opportunities, publishing a newsletter, and encouraging political action on issues related to academic librarianship; (3) there is a desire for professional development topics related to planning, evaluation, staff development, and budgeting; and (4) there is a clear need for greater coordination and support among the two state professional associations, academic libraries, and the School of Library Science for increased development of academic librarians. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries. Oklahoma Chapter.; Oklahoma Library Association, Norman.
Note: For related documents, see IR 050 302 and IR 050 308.