ERIC Number: ED116710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Training of Library Personnel in Remote Areas (The ACCESS Videotape Project). Final Report, and Study Guide.
Katz, Ruth M.; John, Jane
The ACCESS video tape series was designed as continuing education for librarians working in public libraries in rural areas of the Rocky Mountain and Plains states. Twelve documentary style and four panel shows were produced. A study guide supplemented the video material and included program outlines and further discussion suggestions. All tapes were produced on quadruplex masters of commercial broadcast quality. For field testing and evaluation purposes, 3/4" color cassettes were used. Conclusions were: (1) there is a definite need for library continuing educational materials; (2) a production-oriented staff member should be involved in proposal development to determine costs, equipment needs, and staffing patterns; (3) high start-up costs can be overcome by cooperative production of groups of programs; and (4) production of future packages should be centered in locations which possess experienced personnel and production capabilities. (Author/NR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Experimental Programs, Information Needs, Librarians, Library Education, Library Personnel, Library Services, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, Rural Education, Video Equipment, Videotape Cassettes, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO. Graduate School of Librarianship.