ERIC Number: ED208833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Projected Personnel Needs in Ohio's Academic, Public, Special and School Libraries. Alternative Modes for Providing Graduate Education for Librarianship in Ohio. Phase One: Needs Assessment Related Paper Number 2.
Rogers, A. Robert; Kim, Mary T.
Part of a series of needs assessment studies conducted at the Kent State School of Library Science, this study reports the results of a survey concerning library employment opportunities in Ohio for individuals with graduate degrees in library science. The three main objectives of the study were: (1) to estimate the number of professional and support staff positions to be filled in Ohio libraries through 1990, (2) to determine the Ohio regions most likely to offer the most employment opportunities, and (3) to identify the skills and specialties likely to be in greatest demand through 1990. A survey questionnaire was sent to a sample of Ohio academic, public, special, and school library directors. Descriptive statistics were applied to the survey data. Projected annual openings in Ohio libraries were compared to the number of new MLS degree-holders expected to graduate from Ohio programs. Since library growth rates will slow through the 1980s, it was found that projected library personnel needs can be filled by the existing Ohio graduate library science programs. Included in the study are 53 tables, a 19-item reference list, and 10 appendices, one of which is a copy of the survey questionnaire. (JL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. School of Library Science.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio