ERIC Number: ED364224
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Librarianship and Information Work in Eastern Europe. Report on Visits Sponsored by the European Commission on TEMPUS Programme, 1992 and 1993.
Johnson, Ian M.
Conclusions drawn from brief visits to library schools in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Slovak Republic in 1992 and 1993 are presented. Visits were made to 10 schools, appropriate ministries, and major libraries and information centers. The visits were largely supported by the Trans European Mobility Programme for University Studies (TEMPUS), a European Community development assistance program. The purpose of the visits was to explore the potential of the Section on Education and Training of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions to contribute to the development of colleagues teaching librarianship and information studies in Eastern Europe. The Section on Education and Training wished to investigate the need for regional training seminars in Eastern Europe. In all the countries visited, attempts to revise curricula were apparent, with efforts to incorporate information technology and an increased interest in management. A second general trend was the impact of the economic situation on the education system. Specific needs identified through the visits are summarized with the goal of assisting libraries to develop to function in a market economy within pluralistic democratic societies. Six appendixes give specifics for each of the countries and a list of discussion topics. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Robert Gordon's Inst. of Technology, Aberdeen (Scotland). School of Librarianship and Information Studies.
Identifiers: Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Europe (East); Hungary; Poland; Rumania; Site Visits; Slovakia; TEMPUS; Training Needs