ERIC Number: ED239624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Study of a Library and Information Science Adademic Program Accredited by State (TEA), Regional (SACS), and National (NCATE) Accrediting Associations.
Correll, Lou P.
Following the substitution of a Learning Resources Specialist's (LRS) certification for the traditional school librarian's certification in Texas and the subsequent merging of the Departments of Library and Information Science (LIS) and Educational Media and Technology (ETEC) at East Texas State University (ETSU), the immediate supervisors of 28 1980-1983 ETSU graduates were interviewed by telephone to obtain information on the competencies demonstrated by the graduates. Educational media and technology graduates were subjects of evaluation as well as library and information science graduates. Four of the graduates were working as classroom teachers, the remainder as media specialists. On a five-point scale ranging from strong/positive to weak/negative, it was found that strong/positive ratings were assigned to most of the graduates in five areas: management competencies (82% rated as strong/positive); leadership abilities (82%); teaching competencies (79%); professional growth (75%); and personal qualities (82%). None of the graduates were reported as being below average or weak/negative in any of the five overall assessments. Additional supervisor comments were also found to be very positive. This report describes the development of the LRS certification process and the resulting changes at ETSU as well as the survey methodology and findings. A two-item bibliography and a sample supervisor evaluation form are provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: East Texas State University; Texas