ERIC Number: ED090911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
The Librarian in a Pluralistic Society: Cross-Cultural Training for Social Action. Narrative Evaluation Report on the Institute for Training in Librarianship at Graduate School of Library Studies, University of Hawaii, August 1971 to May 1972.
Haas, Joyce H.; Kreamer, Katherine A.
The institute involved 31 participants (21 working librarians and 10 students) in a two-semester program which began in August, 1971. The rationale behind the program was that the problems of providing library service to a pluralistic society are problems of inter-group and cross-cultural communication. Some of the unique features of the institute were: training sessions conducted by the University's Center for Cross-Cultural Training and Research, an introduction to field experience with social agencies and social programs through the Graduate School of Social Work, and the involvement of library students and working librarians in a single program emphasizing cooperative group experience and group awareness. The program's evaluation plan consisted of pre-and post-testing and participant feedback on attitudes and program effectiveness, a followup study of participants after six months, and an external evaluation team report. Although the institute was judged a success, and did produce significant changes in the participants, it was not felt that library school training was the best method of continuing education for librarians. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Graduate School of Library Studies.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii