ERIC Number: ED089654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Institute On Information Needs and Library Education; Narrative Report (September 1, 1971 through September 30, 1972).
South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Librarianship.
Since South Carolina had depended on graduate library schools outside the state for its source of professional library manpower, it was necessary for the University of South Carolina to establish in the State's first graduate library school a program that was relevant to the information needs in South Carolina. During 1971-72, ten library educators were recruited for the faculty of a new graduate library school. The purpose of the institute was for these ten educators to achieve three main goals: 1) to formulate goals and objectives for a new professional graduate school; 2) to design a curriculum consistent with the goals and objectives; 3) to select teaching methods and techniques capable of maximizing learning. They worked to achieve these goals through group dynamics. Both the process and the product of the program were observed and evaluated at various points during the year. Assistance and assessment came from both the University personnel on the campus and from individuals of other institutions and recommendations concerned strengthening faculty and other resources to guarantee continuation of the innovative features of the projected program. (Author/CH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Budgets, Community Surveys, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Group Discussion, Group Dynamics, Information Needs, Institutes (Training Programs), Librarians, Library Education, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Scheduling, Teamwork
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Librarianship.