ERIC Number: ED180489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Library Media Institute for Paraprofessionals.
A training institute was held by the School of Education at Eastern New Mexico University to increase the library and audiovisual media skills of elementary school library media aides in this sparsely populated area, where many school media technicians have little or no college training. The institute was designed to increase competencies of library aides in six areas: (1) graphics production and display, (2) information and materials processing, (3) operation and maintenance of instructional equipment, (4) clerical tasks related to the ordering and receiving of materials, (5) circulation and use of materials and equipment, and (6) working directly with students and teachers. The training period was divided into two parts: a 5-week summer session at the university and a 16-week on-the-job training program at participating schools in a 7-county target area. Twenty library aides were registered for participation; 19 completed the program. One of the two faculty members employed to teach at the institute specialized in media production and utilization, and the other in selection and processing of library materials. An external evaluation indicated the program was successful in improving the competency and self-confidence of the participants; several aides showed interest in continuing college training. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern New Mexico Univ., Portales.