ERIC Number: ED265885
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 Public Services Course. Iowa State University Library Series in Continuing Education, no. 2.
Shonrock, Diana D.
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. The program plan includes a course consisting of five 3-hour sessions covering the reference interview; interlibrary loan, government publications, and statistical tools; circulation and media services; children's literature; and issues affecting community libraries. Each session stressed the public services aspect of the topic being discussed. A summary of the course as it was implemented for 18 library staff members is given, the testing procedures are explained, and evaluation results are discussed. Student demographics are tabulated, including type of library, education, work experience, and library staff size. Each student completing the course was awarded 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs). Appendices include copies of the course outline and outlines for each session; the student survey form; and the course evaluation form. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Childrens Literature, Continuing Education, Course Descriptions, Government Publications, Interlibrary Loans, Library Circulation, Library Cooperation, Library Education, Library Personnel, Library Services, Nonprofessional Personnel, Program Implementation, Public Libraries, Staff Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Library.