ERIC Number: ED257466
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Cooperative Project for the Development and Delivery of Training to Rural Library Staff across Alberta. First Phase Report.
Ming, Marilyn; MacDonald, Gary W.
The Rural Library Training Project has been undertaken to design and implement a basic training curriculum for the staff of rural school and public libraries in Alberta, Canada. The first phase, Planning and Analysis, began on December 1, 1984, and this official report covers activities to April 1, 1985. Phase One addressed the nature of the training needs common to library staff in rural public and school libraries, and began to investigate methods of delivery training to such a thinly distributed population that would be cost-effective, and ways of organizing the resources of many types of institutions into a delivery network to deliver this training effectively. This report presents the results of an extensive survey of the target group, as well as the results of a literature search, discussions with library consultants throughout the province, and a survey of human and materials resources. An 11-page questionnaire designed to elicit data on the demographics of the target group (education background, types and sizes of the libraries in which they work, kinds of services offered, perceived training needs, and preferred learning experiences) was mailed to 246 public librarians and 668 school librarians, and received a 53% response rate. Plans for Phases Two and Three, and a revised budget and timeline are also included. The survey instrument, a selected bibliography, and supporting data are appended. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Advanced Education and Manpower, Edmonton.
Authoring Institution: Grant MacEwan Community Coll., Edmonton (Alberta).; Southern Alberta Inst. of Technology, Calgary.
Identifiers - Location: Canada