ERIC Number: ED190045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Formulating Policy on Education, Training, and Development of Library and Information Personnel.
These guidelines provide general advice on major issues and factors to be considered in formulating an information manpower development policy, especially as concerns education and training of information personnel. The changing information environment and social needs will dictate modifications of these guidelines and the formulation of new ones. The introduction discusses the impact of the information revolution, the concern of international organizations, and the need for policy guidelines. Section two outlines a preamble for specific national policy statements and provides policy objectives. The attributes of information manpower policy development are presented in section three, and section four considers overall policies regarding educational planning. Section five deals with various factors to be considered in planning for the education and training of information personnel, special attention being given to the modular approach to curriculum design and to the importance of provision for research in information science. Section six considers the organizational aspects of information science courses, and the concluding section is devoted to regional policies and programs for cooperation and collaboration in manpower development. A selected bibliography of 82 references is appended. (RAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: For related document, see IR 008 515.