ERIC Number: ED094742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Educational Patterns for Career Opportunities: Education, Job Roles, and Upward Mobility. An Investigation of Opportunities at the Pre- and Para-Professional Level in Government Libraries in the Washington, D.C. Area. Final Report.
Anderson, Charles R.
Job roles of preprofessional personnel in Federal libraries in the Washington, D.C. area were studied in March and April of 1973. A literature review showed library technicians to be increasingly important to libraries. Indepth interviews were conducted at 15 libraries concerning staff composition, job descriptions, and educational requirements. Upward staff mobility was found to depend on educational opportunities. Characteristic job descriptions are included, and model curricula are described. A timetable is suggested for an adequate educational program in the Washington area. A bibliography is appended. (PF)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Career Opportunities, Community Colleges, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Government Libraries, Libraries, Library Education, Library Technicians, National Libraries, Surveys
University of Maryland, Students' Supply Store, College Park, Maryland 20742 ($4.75 plus postage)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Agricultural Library (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. School of Library and Information Services.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia