ERIC Number: ED092167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Need for Personnel in Educational Media and Technology in the State of Virginia.
Lee, Jasper S.; Moore, David M.
A study was made to secure surveyed data on the current and projected employment of specialists in educational media and technology. In addition, the surveyed local school superintendents and deans of instruction in community colleges were asked to suggest areas in which media training would be desirable in the public schools and community colleges. Approximately 296 presently employed librarians, media specialists, and combination librarian-media specialists were identified as needing additional training beyond the bachelor's degree. The respondents anticipated hiring 151 media-library related personnel at the bachelor's level and 79 at the master's level in the next five years. Approximately half of the people needed in these three occupational areas will be in the areas of media or combination library-media. The most significant survey factor indicates that many school administrators are unaware of the growing trend for media-library personnel to be trained with joint skills. Furthermore, respondents who were aware unrealistically felt that such a person could be found who is qualified with just a bachelor's degree. (WCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia