ERIC Number: ED224473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul-12
International Exchange of Librarians and the Ohio University Internship Program.
Lee, Hwa-Wei; Mulliner, K.
Many international exchange opportunities are available for American librarians in overseas work, teaching, and consulting. Exchange agreements can be made using personal contacts, privately funded and government programs, and notices in publications. Internships for Asian librarians are available through a library internship program, which was inaugurated in 1979 at Ohio University, and designed to provide experience in modern library practices and concepts for middle- and upper-level professionals (including management personnel and library science faculty) in some Asian nations. Another cooperative program provides graduate library education at Simmons College and practical training at Ohio University for a staff member from the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China. The internship program has special features, including adaptation of the program to individual interns' needs. Internships benefit the participants professionally and strengthen their country's human resources, besides providing rewards for American librarians and libraries and fostering international cooperation and understanding. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association International Relations Round Table (Philadelphia, PA, July 12, 1982).