ERIC Number: ED023056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Role of the Public Library in Retraining People Displaced by Technological Change.
Hutcherson, Ethel Madge
A study was made to determine what library administrators think is the role of public libraries in retraining of adults, what libraries are doing to provide training, and how they differ when classified by size of population served. About 600 libraries serving populations of 50,000 or more were studied--age of library, location, branches, adult services coordinators, staffing, facilities, and attitudes toward the problem of technological displacement. Most of the administrators agreed that libraries should provide materials for adult basic and vocational education, develop information resources, cooperate with other community agencies, evaluate their own programs, and offer guidance and counseling materials and services. Few retraining programs were in progress or being planned; however, the larger the population base, the greater was the likelihood that certain services would be provided. (Tables and references are included.) (ly)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Size, Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation, Library Services, Public Libraries, Research, Retraining, Role Perception, Statistical Data, Surveys, Urban Areas
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-8470, MF $3.00, Xerography $5.40).
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.