ERIC Number: ED329267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Inter-Association Task Force Report on Image.
Special Libraries Association, Washington, DC.
In 1988, the Board of Directors of the Special Libraries Association provided funding to a task force to gather data which would determine how certain segments of society perceive librarians, how librarians view themselves and their colleagues, and to provide recommendations for addressing the issue of image. The task force project consisted of three major phases. Phase I encompassed the following six primary components: (1) a survey of librarians/information professionals; (2) questionnaire on the image of the professional; (3) the international image of the information professional; (4) prevalent attitudes of MLS (master of library science) students; (5) report on self-esteem and status; and (6) the relationship of image to salary. The objectives of Phase II were to analyze the data from Phase I, present the findings, and activate a strategic plan to enhance the image of the librarian/information professional. Phase III consisted of the publication of a final report, the implementation of the strategic plan, and a continuation and coordination of interassociation and individual endeavors to enhance the profession's image. The survey instrument and accompanying letter, data tables, graphs, and feedback are appended. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Special Libraries Association, Washington, DC.