ERIC Number: ED082772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Students to Dallas: A Report of the J. Morris Jones--World Book Encyclopedia ALA Goals Award 1970.
Slanker, Barbara O.
The J. Morris Jones--World Book Encyclopedia--American Library Association (ALA) Goals Award for 1970 was presented to the Membership Committee of ALA for a project to enable a select group of young librarians to attend the Annual Conference of the ALA in Dallas in 1971. The Students to Dallas project sought to communicate to the participating students the functions and goals of the Association, to recruit new members, and to provide a framework within which new members entering the profession could communicate their concerns to ALA leadership. The degree of success in achieving the stated goals of the project may be estimated after reading this report of the project. This research report provides objective information in a number of areas, not all of them project-related. Areas of ALA Conference program planning which need scrutiny may be identified. Also, there are included some of the characteristics of library school students who are regarded by their peers as having top leadership potential. The report includes discussions on the development of the project, a profile of the participants and alternates, the conference week in Dallas, effects of conference attendance on the students, and conclusions on the overall impact and implications of the project. (Author/SJ)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Field Enterprises Educational Corp., Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL. Membership Committee.