ERIC Number: ED121339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Education Needs of Special Librarians.
Allen, Lawrence A.
In an attempt to define the need of special librarians for continuing professional education to maintain and upgrade their skills, the Special Libraries Association (SLA) undertook an examination of the relevant literature. The scarcity of literature led the SLA to identify two areas for further research: 1) what educational methods would best meet the needs of learners; and 2) how the further education of librarians can satisfy the needs of library organizations. The continuing educational needs of special librarians were placed in five categories: identity and philosophy; administrative-management; changing technology; basic library skills; and specialized needs. This report summarizes the current state of the literature on the topic and provides a bibliography of over 100 items relating to continuing professional education. (EMH)
Descriptors: Inservice Education, Librarians, Library Education, Library Research, Library Skills, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Research Projects, Special Libraries
Special Libraries Association, 235 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Special Libraries Association, New York, NY.