ERIC Number: ED026107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: N/A
The Tex-Tec Syllabi; Courses of Study for Library Technical Assistant, Prepared for the Texas State Library.
Shores, Louis; And Others
The objective of this project, funded under Title I of the Library Services and Construction Act, was to provide a standard training sequence for library technical assistants in Texas through the development of syllabi for library technical assistant courses offered in junior colleges or in the first two years of four year institutions in the state. As a prototype for a statewide plan to train supportive library staff, this project to develop course syllabi was carried out by a team of library and media specialists. Development of the syllabi, which are geared to public library service, was based on study of the work of American Library Association committees, efforts of other states and junior colleges, the U.S. Civil Service Library Technician Series (GS 1411), and significant published literature on the subject as well as a preliminary checklist of typical middle level library duties compiled by the project team. Part I of this report is a guide, giving background information on the project and the subject in general and including the course descriptions, while Part II consists of the syllabi for the five technical assistant courses. These courses cover: library use, an overview of the library technical assistant in the library field, technical services, public services, and library media assistance. Appended are bibliographies on library technical assistants (29 items) and syllabus sources and representative readings (41 items). (JB)
Descriptors: Courses, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Programs, Library Education, Library Technicians, Paraprofessional Personnel, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Communication Service Corporation, 1333 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($4.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas State Library, Austin. Field Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Communication Service Corp., Washington, DC.