ERIC Number: ED192776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Final Report of the Librarianship Institute.
Oklahoma City Univ., OK.
A six-week institute was held by Oklahoma City University to fulfill the training needs of nine individuals employed in tribal and/or Indian organization information centers in the state of Oklahoma. Goals of the institute were to: (1) provide the participants with immediate skills necessary to make American Indian information centers functional; (2) develop a pool of American Indians who will consider careers in library science; (3) encourage the establishment of additional information centers; and (4) provide the centers with trained individuals who are capable of transmitting their knowledge to other Indian groups. Emphasis in the institute curriculum was placed on developing basic library skills, including library materials acquisition, classification, circulation, reference, and use of audiovisual equipment. The training schedule included an orientation period, skills workshops, field trips, guest speakers, and a week of field assignments at the participants' own information centers. The staff made follow-up visits to each of the six sites where participants were located, and the institute was evaluated by instructors, participants, and an outside evaluator. Included in the report are a detailed schedule of classes, assignments given to the participants, relevant correspondence, and evaluation results. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma City Univ., OK.
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