ERIC Number: ED354001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Taking New Paths...Report of the Institute on Following Dewey's Paths (Albany, New York, November 7-8, 1990).
Douglas, Marilyn E., Comp.
This report includes the proceedings and seven pre-institute papers of this institute, which was attended by representatives of the library profession, the educational hierarchy of New York State, seven of New York's library schools, and library personnel specialists from the American Library Association, in order to formulate recruitment, education, and certification strategies to counter New York's shortage of librarians during the 1990s. The report outlines the background of the goals and objectives; of the institute; presents highlight of institute presentations; outlines problems, needs, and suggestions identified by attendees relating to recruitment and retention, the traditional library science degree, external degrees, continuing education, assessment, and certification; offers observations of the New York Library Association (NYLA) Committee on the Profession; and highlights recommendations for action. Appended papers prepared for the Institute are: (1) "The Dewey Eyed Path to the MLS." (Richard S. Halsey); (2) "New York State Demographic Trends: Overview" (Robert S. Scardamalia); (3) "Labor Force 2000: Projections for New York State and Economic Development Regions" (Vincent DeSantis); (4) "Who Are We? A Profile of Students Enrolled in Programs of Library and Information Science in New York" (William E. Moen); (5) "Occupational Projection for Librarianship in New York State" (Alan Schelp); (6) "The Role of Continuing Education in the Development of New York Librarianship" (Charles R. McClure); and (7) "An Additional Means of Delivering Library Education" (Joseph F. Shubert and Patricia Dyer). (KRN)
Descriptors: Certification, Demography, Employment Opportunities, Futures (of Society), Graduate Students, Higher Education, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Librarians, Library Associations, Library Education, Library Statistics, Long Range Planning, Masters Degrees, Occupational Surveys, Policy Formation, Professional Continuing Education, Recruitment, State Programs, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York Library Association, New York.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York