ERIC Number: ED083986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Staff Development and Continuing Education Programs for Library Personnel: Guidelines and Criteria.
A common dilemma faces libraries of all types--discovering and managing manpower resources effectively. With librarianship increasingly becoming a service-oriented profession, manpower is the most essential resource. Staff development and continuing education offer partial promise of solution, but evidence of the efforts presently underway is not encouraging. The purpose here is to bring together an overview of the essentials for a systematic program of staff development and continuing education of library personnel. These practical guidelines and criteria may have value for those who are interested in developing competent library personnel--themselves or others. This is intended to be a working tool of principles and precepts on which to base sound programs aimed at the development of the manpower resource, the human potential, within the library profession. The need of manpower development programs in many areas of librarianship is great. This tool is one response to that need. Hopefully these guidelines can be utilized in many different situations where they can help those wanting to develop a new program or to reassess one already existing. The guidelines address planning, implementing, and evaluation a manpower development program. (Author/SJ)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Librarians, Library Personnel, Library Science, Professional Continuing Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation
WICHE, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Library and Information Sciences, Washington, DC.
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