ERIC Number: ED241038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Education for the Personnel of Small Public Libraries: Program Development at the Iowa State University Library and Its Collection Development/Technical Services Course.
Roughton, Karen G.; Tyckoson, David A.
This report describes the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a coordinated staff development program to offer certified, non-degree credit to non-professional librarians from small public libraries. Developed through the cooperation of the Central Iowa Regional Library and the Iowa State University Library, the program resulted in a plan for a course consisting of five 3-hour sessions covering the topics of collection development, government publications, preservation, and cataloging and classification. A summary of the course as it was implemented for 11 librarians and 1 library trustee is given, and the testing procedure is explained. Evaluation results, which indicated a need to concentrate on fewer topics and treat them in more detail, are discussed. Student demographics are tabulated, including type of library, education, work experience, library staff size, and library budget. Appendices include teaching application; course outlines for the topics of collection development, government documents collection development, conservation of library materials, cataloging overview, Sears' List of Subject Headings, and Dewey Decimal Classification; a collection development and technical services questionnaire; the student survey form; and course evaluation form. (LMM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Library.