ERIC Number: ED158714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Professional Development and Continuing Education in Librarianship. Proceedings of a One-Day Conference.
Walters, Mary D., Ed.
Three papers presented during a one-day conference on professional development and continuing education in librarianship approached the subject from different viewpoints: the practicing librarian, director of an academic library, and dean of a library school. The conference was arranged for professional academic librarians who have sought answers to the question of how to satisfy conflicting application of FSA73-25, Personnel Plan for Librarians. Betty Blackman, who expressed the viewpoint of a practicing librarian, asserted that the responsibility for providing opportunities for professional development rests with the library administration, and the local, state, and national associations; however, the primary responsibility for participating in these opportunities must rest with the individual professional librarian. Roy Kidman, Director of Libraries at USC, spoke about the problems of library directors who must attempt to deal with individual needs in a large library setting. The final paper was presented by Dr. Robert Hayes, Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at UCLA. He spoke of the financial constraints of library schools and the problems faced when attempting to offer courses which would be useful in satisfying the needs of full-time employed librarians, and what happens when enrollment is insufficient to keep the courses in the program offerings. (Author/JPF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Library Association, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Los Angeles. John F. Kennedy Memorial Library.