ERIC Number: ED232653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Library and Information Manpower Needs in the Caribbean. (Preliminary Version).
In order to provide a base for national information planning and the restructuring of existing training institutions, a detailed study was conducted of manpower needs--at professional, paraprofessional, and technician levels--for information systems and services in the Caribbean region. A paper setting out the basic principles underlying manpower forecasting formed the basis for a forecasting model. In 1981 surveys of local contacts in Caribbean countries and regional training institutions were conducted to collect basic information about each country, the existing stock of individuals and jobs, the flows which might increase or decrease these, and the national or regional training institutions. There was a relatively poor response rate to the surveys. When the data collected were applied to the forecasting model, results showed that the Caribbean region faces a major problem in the supply of trained information services manpower. However, the forecasting model and data collection system were found to work well. The report begins with a brief summary of the work carried out, the conclusions reached, and the recommendations made. This is followed by sections giving fuller details on the manpower forecasting model, the data collection system, and the results and recommendations of the study. Sample survey instruments are provided. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).