ERIC Number: ED061983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Library Futures; Summary & Evaluation 1968 - 1971.
Library Futures, New York, NY.
When it appeared that the public library system might become the agents for sponsoring official library recruitment projects, three such projects were started in New York State. The emphasis of these projects was on personal contact recruiting and summer cadet programs which permitted practical experience in library situations. The project, Library Futures which is the subject of this paper, was the largest of the three projects in terms of area population, college and school coverage, budget and total number of cadets each year. The Library Futures' programs discussed include: the cadet program; career information; college, university and school; and conferences and conventions. That the project did stimulate interest in careers in the library profession is indicated by the number of students who are pursuing a library career as a result of their contact with Library Futures. Highlights of particular areas where change should be considered if there is ever to be a similar program at a future date are given. (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Higher Education.
Authoring Institution: Library Futures, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York