ERIC Number: ED101754
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Library Manpower and Education in Indiana.
Logsdon, Richard H.
To study library education in relation to library manpower needs in Indiana, questionnaires were sent to the state's library schools and to its public, academic, school, and special libraries. Information was collected on the basic concerns of libraries in the areas of professional education and staff utilization specific past and future staffing requirements, and the current programs and population in library schools. Staff profiles and manpower projections were made for each type of library, as was an analysis of the positions, salaries, ages, and educational backgrounds of recent appointees. Among the conclusions of this study were that the Masters of Library Science should constitute the minimum level of educational attainment for entry into the profession, exclusively undergraduate programs should be gradually phased out, and library schools should work to make their programs responsive to the needs of the library community. Attention should be given to the role of the library technical assistant, to inservice training, and to certification standards. (SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Library, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana