ERIC Number: ED080132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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A Community Librarian's Training Program; A Report on a New Mexico Program and Guidelines for Developing Training Programs Based Upon Correspondence Study and Adult Education Techniques.
Shubert, Joseph F.
The Community Librarian Training Program was designed to provide a basic library background to staff in public libraries and institutions who found it difficult or impossible to attend university courses. The combination of correspondence work and study sessions was to provide a formal base upon which in-service training could be built. Unlike workshops, the course would allow practice in the work situation over a considerable period of time. This paper describes and comments on a training program for community librarians in New Mexico. The program was initiated by the New Mexico State Library with the assistance of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), using as resources a Loyola University of Chicago correspondence study course, several practicing librarians in New Mexico, and an out-of-state consultant. Planning for the program began December 30, 1970, and phases I and II of the program were conducted over a period of approximately nine months in 1971. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico