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ERIC Number: ED177289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey to Determine If Specialized Library Staff Are Available for Adult Education Programs.
Pypcznski, Penny
Objectives of a survey of New Jersey colleges and universities were to identify institutions that offered programs or courses in adult education or maintain learning centers and to ascertain if library staff members were available for reading guidance and resource improvement. Based on a literature review, a questionnaire was developed and mailed to forty-eight two- and four-year community, public, and private (but not religious-affiliated) colleges and universities in the state. Along with basic information on the different types of adult education programs offered, the questionnaire sought data on the location of activities (e.g., main campus, extension center, public library), length of time the program has been in operation, organizational structure (department responsible to within the school), institutional cooperation, and facilities. Of the forty-four institutions responding, thirty-six had operating adult education programs: adult basic education, continuing education, community education, high school equivalency, etc. Only ten had proper facilities; others used the general library or had no resources whatsoever. Only twelve indicated that they had a librarian trained in adult education background to keep up with new materials, grants, research, etc. However, twenty-four indicated that their programs could use a specialized professional staff member. Recommendations were made to include specialized courses in adult education librarianship in all library school curriculums in New Jersey. (Questionnaire is included.) (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey