ERIC Number: ED329219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Developing an Information Handbook To Improve the Professional Orientation of Beginning Media Specialists.
Hargett, Jane H.
A needs assessment of elementary and secondary school media specialists indicated that an information handbook would improve the professional orientation of beginning media specialists. Such an instructional handbook was developed by excerpting policies and procedures from two district policy books, and taking guidelines from standard works on library administration. The handbook was then presented to a target group of beginning media specialists during orientation sessions held at their schools. Feedback from the media specialists during the orientation, and evaluation of both the orientation session and the handbook at the close of the session, provided data on the benefits of the new handbook. The results indicated that both the "Library Media Services Information Handbook" and the orientation session improved the understanding of policies and procedures for beginning media specialists. Raw data and questionnaires are appended. (16 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Educational Specialist Practicum Report, Nova University. Handwritten elements in the appendixes will not reproduce well.