ERIC Number: ED075062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The LTA in the Library World Today; Proceedings of the Workshop (Charlotte, N.C., March 3-4, 1972).
Hicks, Carroll Ann, Ed.
The program of this two-day workshop was designed to be somewhat general in nature in order to present an overview of the current LTA (Library Technical Assistant) position within the library profession. It was felt that many participants from this area had less exposure to the LTA training programs and needed a more general summary to show the situation of the LTA. Throughout the workshop several salient points were emphasized again and again: (1) the need to re-define the role of the professional librarian and that of the LTA, (2) the need for a specific salaried position for an LTA, and (3) the need for further education of those already in the library field to understand better the potential of the LTA. The workshop was quite successful both in attendance and in the outcome of the meetings as evidenced by these proceedings. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Instruction, Library Technicians, Paraprofessional Personnel, Personnel Needs, Role Perception, Staff Utilization, Workshops
Richard L. Taylor, Publications Chairman, Wilbur Wright College Library, 3400 North Austin, Chicago, Illinois 60634 ($4.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Piedmont Community Coll., Charlotte, NC.; Council on Library Technology.
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