ERIC Number: ED063967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May-31
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Library Staff Needs in Southern Appalachian Schools. Final Report.
Ayers, Jerry B.
There is a shortage of trained personnel to man school media centers in the Southern Appalachian Region. In order to prepare a detailed plan to alleviate this shortage, there was an urgency to study the needs of the region for professional librarians and employees to assist these specialists. The purposes of this project were to determine the status and role of the librarian and library paraprofessionals and aides in the schools of the region and to determine future employment needs. Six survey instruments were prepared and administered to superintendents, supervisors, principals, librarians and paraprofessionals. Interviews were conducted with a sample of principals, librarians and paraprofessionals using a structured interview questionnaire and other individuals (State Library Supervisors, college personnel, etc), who were acquainted with the problems of the area. The results and conclusions of the study indicated that there is a need for additional professional and paraprofessional employees for the school libraries of the region. Administrators and librarians are very much interested in the expansion of existing programs, through the employment of additional personnel. The employment picture for the next ten years indicated an expanding job market for library personnel. (Author/SJ)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville.