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ERIC Number: ED110127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Characteristics and Academic Preparation of Directors of Library-Learning Resource Centers in Selected Community Junior Colleges. [Summary Report.]
Matthews, Elizabeth W.
This document summarizes a dissertation based on a nationwide survey probing certain characteristics of the directors of library-learning centers in public comprehensive community colleges. Of the 586 current directors in non-university related institutions, 79.4 percent responded. Nearly all reported strong job satisfaction. Within the hierarchy, 81.2 percent claimed faculty status; 58.7 percent indicated they report directly to the dean of instruction. Their administrative duties included service on curriculum committees, staff selection and supervision, and responsibility for library and audiovisual budgets. More than 75 percent administered library and audiovisual services as an integrated unit, and 95.9 percent indicated some degree of acceptance for the integrated media concept. Significantly, large numbers of the directors had library science educational preparation including graduate degrees. Few, however, had prepared specifically for a community college position and 85.6 percent indicated that an internship would have been useful. Other recommendations for professional training are discussed as well. (MJK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Summary of Ph.D. dissertation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale