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ERIC Number: ED352989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Into the Future: Continuing Library Education in Idaho: A Plan for 1992-1994.
Burger, Leslie B.
This report on continuing library education in Idaho is divided into three parts. The first part is an evaluation of the state's first three-year continuing education plan. The evaluation, which showed that librarians found the effort to be an unqualified success, was carried out by interviewing librarians and reviewing plan objectives. The second part of the report is an assessment of unmet training needs, which was performed by holding a series of focus group sessions with continuing education participants to identify ongoing and emerging needs. These needs were addressed in the updated, three-year continuing education plan for 1992-1994, which forms the last section of the report. The updated plan addresses seven goal areas: (1) staff and trustees in all Idaho libraries will have access to education opportunities; (2) basic skills training will be available to all levels of staff; (3) continuing education will be available at the intermediate and advanced levels; (4) the Idaho State Library will continue to encourage the development of a strong, cohesive, statewide library community; (5) ongoing education will be available to public library trustees; (6) the State Library will lead the continuing education program; and (7) education activities will be based on effective planning and evaluation. Three-year objectives are spelled out for each of these goal areas. The statewide continuing education plan with objectives in chronological order, a list of the library's continuing education advisory committee, and a list of the members of the continuing education focus groups are appended. (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Idaho State Library, Boise.
Authoring Institution: Library Development Solutions, Cranbury, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho