ERIC Number: ED355964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Continuing Education Needs for the Nevada Library Community.
McCracken, John R.
Individuals and groups within the Nevada library community recognize the need for planned continuing education opportunities established both on the job and outside the work environment. Information about the needs for continuing education was obtained from a literature review, site visits, a review of written materials, and interviews with library representatives throughout Nevada. While this report does not contain goals, objectives, or a mission statement, it does identify continuing education issues and recommend actions to be taken by the state library. The following issues are identified: (1) statutory authority; (2) the role of the Nevada Libraries Continuing Education Advisory Committee; and (3) distance learning, including issues of certificate programs, Master's Degree in Library Science programs, the Library and Information Science Distance Education Consortium, and standards for accreditation. Recommendations are made for each of these areas, which include revising state laws as necessary and hiring personnel for specific jobs to strengthen continuing education. Eight appendixes contain information about existing continuing education and descriptions of specific areas of need. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Accrediting Agencies, Advisory Committees, Certification, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Employment Qualifications, Government Role, Higher Education, Job Skills, Library Education, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Masters Degrees, Needs Assessment, Public Service, Staff Development, State Legislation, State Libraries, State Programs, State Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Library and Archives, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada