ERIC Number: ED185353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Library Information for Vocational Education System. Final Report.
Mitchell, Marianne H.
A project was conducted to accomplish the following objectives: (1) to provide a pilot program in the Monroe County (Indiana) Public Library where low-income or unemployed adults can find non-biased, non-stereotyped vocational information, guidance, and referral in the areas of job training, job opportunities, required skills, job descriptions, employment outlooks, and related concerns; (2) to encourage these adults, particularly minorities and the disadvantaged, to utilize the service; and (3) to provide librarians with the vocational materials and interpersonal and professional skills necessary to serve these adults. First, a survey was conducted to develop a profile of the Monroe County adult vocational information seeker as to age, sex, education, and other individual characteristics. Next, commercial and non-commercial bibliographic materials were identified along with community educational, industrial, and government personnel who could serve as human resources. An implementation guide was developed (see CE 024 846) and an in-service workshop was provided for participating librarians and community personnel. A summative evaluation of the project products were well done and appropriate for their intended audience. User satisfaction, based on a limited sample (N=26), was reported high. (Author/BM)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Guidance, Community Information Services, Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Information Seeking, Library Services, Minority Groups, Occupational Information, Participant Satisfaction, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Libraries, Resource Materials, Staff Development, Summative Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. Foundation, Bloomington.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana