ERIC Number: ED043361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Overview of the Library Fellowship Program.
Sharp, Laure M.; And Others
The findings of a study of the Title II-B program of the Higher Education Act of 1965 are summarized. The program provides grants to institutions of higher education to assist them in training individuals in the principles and practices of library and information sciences (LIS). The results of the first four years of the Title II-B program are evaluated. The objectives of the study were to collect and analyze data on: (1) the characteristics, academic status, and employment status of the fellowship recipients; (2) procedures used by LIS institutions for the application, review and selection of fellowship recipients; (3) the proportion of program-supported students to the number of qualified applicants who would be eligible under an expanded program; and (4) results of the program as measured by rates of degree completion and positions held after completion and by LIS faculty evaluation. The study results strongly suggest that the Title II-B program is successful in its objectives. Many deans also see the Title II-B program as having the indirect benefit of greatly improving the status of library education and librarianship in the views of people outside the library profession. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.