ERIC Number: ED343614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A National Survey on Manpower in Libraries, Information Centers and Archives in Thailand.
This report presents the results of a national survey on manpower in libraries, information centers, and archives in Thailand in both Thai and English. On November 26, 1987, 2,350 questionnaires were sent to 8 types of libraries, information centers, and archives: public libraries, national libraries, university libraries, college libraries, school libraries, special libraries, the National Archives, and training institutions. By the beginning of March 1988, 969 responses had been received. The questionnaire elicited data on: (1) the number of staff employed, vacant posts, total posts; (2) number leaving jobs; (3) number joining library service; (4) staff receiving training; (5) net growth in posts; (6) rates of wastage and re-entry of professional, para-professional, and clerical staff; (7) short-term and medium-term supply and demand of professional staff, para-professional staff, clerical staff; and (8) output from training institutions. Background information on the concerns and problems that libraries, information services, and archives are facing is also provided. Concluding the report are the National Library of Thailand's recommendations to improve the library workforce situation. Appendices, including a copy of the questionnaire, are in Thai. (6 references in Thai, 2 in English, and 1 in both languages) (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Archives, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Libraries, Labor Force, Learning Resources Centers, Library Education, Library Personnel, Library Surveys, National Libraries, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, School Libraries, Special Libraries
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Authoring Institution: National Library of Thailand, Bangkok.
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