ERIC Number: ED063963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Education and Manpower in Tennessee Libraries.
Ward, James E.
All of the libraries in Tennessee were surveyed in an effort to determine both the manpower needs and the classification of all library personnel on the basis of the newly-adopted categories in the American Library Association (ALA) policy on library education and manpower. The purpose of the study was to reveal information pertinent to library educators for planning future programs in the state, to help library administrators utilize personnel more effectively, to aid the library profession in recruiting more sensibly, and to assist students in choosing and planning a career more wisely. It is hoped that this study in one state might be helpful, not only in supplying data which could have implications nationally, but could encourage other states to make similar studies in an effort to arrive at some reasonable solution to the so-called manpower problem in the library profession. All libraries is Tennessee were surveyed including public, school, special, and college and university libraries. One conclusion of this study is that there is no serious manpower shortage in Tennessee libraries insofar as "filled positions" are concerned. (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Library Association, Nashville. Education Committee.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee