ERIC Number: ED027895
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Training the Junior College Librarian.
Journal of Education for Librarianship, v9 n2 Fall 1968
To sample opinion on whether a junior college librarian needs special academic preparation, a 4-item questionnaire was sent to heads of 42 accredited library schools. It asked: (1) Have you special courses for students intending to become junior college librarians? (2) Do you offer special seminars for them? (3) Do you hold (or plan to hold) workshops or institutes for junior college librarians or student librarians? (4) If you offer no such courses, does the student take the college and university library program? To Number 1, all replied that they had no such course. For Question 2, two schools listed such seminars. At one, it had not yet been taught; at the other, it is given once a year. At both, the college and university library course is prerequisite to the seminar. Most felt the college and university course and/or the school library courses to be adequate preparation if supplemented by the student's reading, course papers, and research reports. Some schools recommended elective courses in education, adolescent literature, etc. Question 3 showed that two schools had co-sponsored institutes in the past three years; of eight who had considered them, only two had concrete plans. Among responses to Question 4 was a suggestion for specialization in a post-Master's program. Since the junior college is more and more considered a part of higher education, it is probable that more schools will offer at least special seminars, with the general college library course as prerequisite. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Association of American Library School, State College, PA.