ERIC Number: ED114091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
An Evaluation of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training Guide Program.
Fink, C. Dennis
In an attempt to compare the job activities of recent graduates from librarianship and internship programs supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) with a comparable group of graduates from non-NLM-supported programs in librarianship, detailed questionnaires were administered to graduates from both groups. They were asked to describe the tasks they performed on their present and last held jobs, the percentage of time spent on each task, the degree to which their training had prepared them to perform that activity, their professional activities, and their salary. Results showed that while all groups of graduates were heavily engaged in traditional library activities, graduates of NLM-supported internship programs were significantly more involved with activities related to application of automatic data processing, computers and computer programing, library administration, and design implementation/preparation activities. They were also earning higher average salaries, were more apt to be working in a medical library, and were more likely to be involved in research or development activities. The findings suggested also that many graduates of library programs were having difficulty finding a job in a medical library. Survey questionnaires and data tables are included in appendixes. (Author/LS)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Computer Oriented Programs, Data Processing, Employment, Employment Qualifications, Grants, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Job Analysis, Job Placement, Job Skills, Librarians, Library Administration, Library Education, Library Research, Library Science, Library Surveys, Medical Libraries, Professional Personnel, Questionnaires, Salaries, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Library of Medicine (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.