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ERIC Number: ED021543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 26
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Personnel Needs of Two-Year College Libraries.
Blocker, Clyde E.
Community college librarians should have an understanding of student and faculty characteristics at the local institution, occupationally oriented programs, and the role of professional and semiprofessional library staff members in order to serve their clientele more adequately. Realizing that community college students have average or below average academic achievement in high school,are older than students at other types o f colleges, come from average or below average socioeconomic families, have relatively unstable vocational plans, aspire to the middle range of occupations, and read "average quality" books and periodicals, librarians can more realistically select materials related to the students' previous experiences. Faculty members--typically young and inexperienced--need assistance in (1) adapting instruction to individual differences, (2) dealing with students who require special attention to overcome deficiencies, (3) challenging superior students, and (4) obtaining needed instructional materials. Librarians should select materials for enrichment in various technological fields. For example, in the engineering technologies, the librarian might collect technical manuals from industry, plans and specifications on construction projects, course outlines, and reports of various industrial development commissions. (DG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Library Services to Voc.-Tech. Education Programs in Junior Colleges (St. Louis, June 19-22, 1968).