ERIC Number: ED265869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Cooperative Project for the Development and Delivery of Training to Rural Library Staff across Alberta. Phase Two/Three. First Interim Report.
Ming, Marilyn; MacDonald, Gary W.
The Rural Library Training Project was undertaken to design and implement a basic training curriculum for the staff of rural libraries in Alberta, Canada. Phase One of the project, which began in December 1984, is described in the First Phase Report published in April 1985. This first interim report describes the Phase Two/Three activities from April 1 through September 30, 1985. These activities consist of the design of the curriculum, the development of initial courses, and the beginning of the field test of those courses. Throughout the project, three specific areas of research will be addressed: the nature of the training needs common to library staff in rural public and school libraries and the demographics of this target group; a cost effective method of delivering training of this nature to this widely distributed population; and how the resources of many types of institutions may be organized into a delivery network to effectively deliver this training. This report also includes preliminary data about the students enrolled in the field test, evaluation methods, and projected activities for the balance of Phase Two/Three. A brief overview of activities projected for the remainder of the project and a selected bibliography conclude the report. Appendices include the proposed curriculum, student registration forms (and data), student assessment forms, forms for those who do not complete courses, and the external evaluator's report for Phase Two/Three. (Author/THC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Distance Education, Educational Needs, Field Tests, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Personnel, Library Statistics, Program Descriptions, Public Libraries, Rural Areas, School Libraries
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