ERIC Number: ED192783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Model Management Curriculum for Special Libraries.
This report outlines the Metropolitan Washington Library Council's 14-month program to develop and evaluate a continuing education curriculum designed to improve the managerial effectiveness of special librarians. Objectives included determining the management training needs of Washington area special librarians, developing a series of four courses to meet these needs, preparing a descriptive report, and exploring the feasibility of adapting course content to other types of libraries. In all, 89 librarians participated in courses which were developed by instructors, project staff, and an advisory committee made up of special librarians. Findings and recommendations include the following: (1) emphasis in the courses should be on the development of practical skills, (2) effective orientation of instructors is the most important step in developing this kind of project, (3) site visits were integral to instructor preparation, (4) meeting with members of the special library community was also important to instructor preparation, and (5) orienting instructors should take precedence over the development of instructional materials tailored to the library environment. (Author/FM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Inservice Education, Librarians, Library Administration, Professional Continuing Education, Program Descriptions, Special Libraries, Workshops
Metropolitan Washington Library Council, 1875 "Eye" Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006 ($20.00 members, $35.00 non-members, prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Libraries Association, Washington, DC. Washington Chapter.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Washington, DC.