ERIC Number: ED119621
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Education for Library Staffs in the Southwest; A Survey and Recommendations.
Martin, Allie Beth; Duggan, Maryann
In 1973 a study was made to determine needs and objectives for Continuing Education for Library Staffs in the Southwest (CELS). First background information was gathered on the expressed needs for the study and on activities at the national and regional levels as well as in library schools and other professions. Then a questionnaire was administered to a sampling of state library agencies, library associations, library schools, and individual libraries. The questionnaire was designed to help determine patterns of existing continuing education activities, identify major needs, and develop a program to meet regional needs. Analysis of the data showed that continuing library education programs were fragmented and without coordination. Specific needs were identified, along with some barriers to effective coordinated programs. The major recommendation growing from the study was that the Southwest Library Association assume responsibility for developing a continuing education program for the library community in the Southwest cooperatively with state, regional, and national groups; library schools; employing institutions; and individuals. This program was developed in great detail and many of its components have been put into operation. Appendixes contain working papers for the study and information on existing programs. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Southwestern Library Association, Stillwater, OK.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Graduate School of Library Science.