ERIC Number: ED207600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers College Libraries in Papua New Guinea. A Report for the Asia Foundation, the Library Services and the Teacher Education Divisions of the Department of Education. Government of Papua New Guinea.
Jackson, Miles M.
Visits were made to each of the 11 teachers colleges libraries in Papua New Guinea over a 2-month period to study the conditions in the libraries and provide advice on future development that can be effected by present staff and with limited resources. This paper discusses current collection procedures and needs; the organization and distribution of materials; training schemes, including inservice, on-the-job and preservice training; the suitability of facilities; the details of cooperation between the National Library Service and teachers colleges; and ways to obtain resources. The 20 recommendations offered suggest ways to improve existing collections, the provision of media packets for library staff training, continuity in budgeting for library materials, implementation of full courses in library skills, scholarships for training lecturer/librarians, the establishment of two model libraries using Unesco funding, cooperative library programs for the selective dissemination of educational information, the establishment of standards for libraries in teachers colleges, and the development of a manual of library procedures. Appendices include profiles of the individual libraries, a list of suggested book titles, and a directory of persons consulted. (RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Papua New Guinea