ERIC Number: ED112902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Task Force on Library Manpower and Education to the Council on Library Development.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.
In December 1973, the Council on Library Development set up a task force to carry out an integrated study of library manpower and education needs in Wisconsin, and of the resources available to meet those needs. The study was concerned with personnel at all levels, in all types of libraries, media centers, information centers, and similar organizations. Three formal data-gathering processes were developed: a questionnaire to librarians on employment statistics and trends and attitudes toward preservice and continuing library education; a questionnaire for public library board members on their background and perceived education needs; and an interview schedule to use in on-site visits to library/media education programs. Factual data were gathered from a variety of sources for use in developing recommendations and forecasting trends in enrollment in library schools and in employment opportunities for librarians in the state. The task force made 16 recommendations on credentials, library school curriculum and program articulation, continuing education, and the training of library board members. Appendixes to this report provide lists of courses offered in the state's library schools and state legislation of certification requirements. (Author/SL)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Credentials, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Information Centers, Librarians, Library Education, Library Planning, Library Schools, Library Standards, Library Surveys, Library Technicians, Media Specialists, Personnel Needs, Professional Continuing Education, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, School Libraries, Special Libraries, State Surveys, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.