ERIC Number: ED360959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Idaho Public Library Trustee Continuing Education Plan 1991-1993.
In response to a 1987 survey that indicated that continuing education was the most pressing need of the Idaho library community, the Idaho State Library convened a task force that worked with a consulting librarians' group to prepare a 3-year continuing education plan for individuals involved with all types of libraries. Indicators at that time led to a separate study of trustee continuing education, and the State Library contracted a consultant to work with staff to create a supplemental element for future revisions of the 3-year plan specifically focused on the education and organization of public library trustees. Focus groups were held for trustees. From this study, the following goals were derived, to be included in a revised 3-year continuing education plan beginning in 1992-1994: (1) trustee information needs are assessed on a regular basis; (2) trustees have personal contact with other trustees, librarians, and State Library representatives on a regular basis; and (3) continuing library education opportunities are made available to trustees according to their prioritized needs for content, method of delivery, and geographic accessibility. Objectives to be met in pursuit of these goals are outlined. An appendix contains supplemental material including focus group attendees, cover letters and information sent to them, and lists of topics for discussion. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Library, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho