ERIC Number: ED345754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Library Career Training Program: Abstracts of Funded Projects, 1991. Title II-B, Higher Education Act.
Carter, Yvonne B., Comp.; Owens, Janice E., Comp.
The Library Career Training Program, Title II-B of the Higher Education Act (HEA), provides grants to institutions of higher education and library organizations or agencies to train persons in librarianship through fellowships, institutes, and traineeships, and to establish, develop, and expand programs of library and information science. The U.S. Department of Education has held annual competitions for fellowships under this program since fiscal year (FY) 1966. This booklet is a synthesis of materials contained in the successful applications for fellowships in FY 91. It is noted that two of the six priorities established by the Library Career Training Program Final Regulations (published in 1988) were cited as absolute priorities for which projects were being invited in FY 91. The two priorities are: (1) to train or retrain library personnel in areas of library specialization where there are currently shortages, such as school media, children's services, young adult services, science reference, and cataloging; and (2) to increase excellence in library leadership through advanced training in library management. The 21 grants awarded in FY 91 for master's, post-master's, and doctoral fellowships supported one or both of these priorities. An abstract for each of the awards is presented in this booklet. The information provided includes the name and address of the institution of higher education receiving the grant; the name, title, and telephone number of the project director; the number and level of fellowships; the amount of funding for FY 1991; the grant period; the grant number; the priority selected; and the project objectives. Seven tables present data on HEA Title II-B fellowship/traineeship funding history from 1966 through 1991, and a map of the states benefiting from this program since FY 1966 concludes the report. (BBM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Title II B