ERIC Number: ED054809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-21
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Report of the Sub-Committee on Staff Training in Libraries; Library School Field Work.
Library Association, London (England). Education Committee.
Two separate surveys were undertaken in order to gain information about the field work practices and policies of libraries and schools of librarianship. The survey of schools was carried out during the winter of 1969/70, and that of a sample of libraries in the Spring or Summer 1970. This report interprets the results of the survey of schools; as modified by relevant information from the survey of libraries. Answers to the schools' questionnaire are summarized in Appendix B, and an analysis of answers to the libraries' questionnaire is given as Appendix C. Of the 14 schools who replied to the questionnaire, nine arranged field work and five did not. The degree of organization and supervision of field work felt to be possible and desirable varied considerably. The survey of libraries showed that many which were already cooperating with schools were willing to take more students and others were waiting to be asked to help for the first time. Most libraries were opposed to payment of salary for field work. Coordination of timing of field work throughout the year is needed for optimum use of libraries. Recommendations of what the Library Association's policy should be, based on this report, are listed. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Library Association, London (England). Education Committee.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)