ERIC Number: ED122865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Library Aide Training Institute for American Indians. Narrative Evaluation Report on the Institute for Training in Librarianship. August 23, 1974 to August 23, 1975.
An institute was designed to train 14 American Indians in basic library and audiovisual skills so that they could function as paraprofessional librarians in the pueblos and reservations of western New Mexico. The institute, funded under the 1965 Higher Education Act Title II-B, was based at the University of New Mexico, although most of the instruction was held at ten sites on the pueblos and reservations. The curriculum included materials selection, cataloging and classification, audiovisual materials use and production, reference, administration, children's literature, audiovisual methods and technology, and two practicums. Several evaluations indicated the basic success of the institute, and ten local libraries (of which only two have professional librarians) received trained aides. Curriculum outlines, evaluation documents, maps, budget, and a paraprofessional training model (flow chart) are included. (LS)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Audiovisual Aids, Childrens Literature, Institutes (Training Programs), Library Administration, Library Education, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, Library Technicians, Reference Services, Summative Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title II