ERIC Number: ED366351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Library Programs: National Education Goals and Information Technology Are Focus of FY93 Training Institutes.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded just over one million dollars to support institutes or training workshops primarily for school and public librarians. Under the Library Education and Human Resource Development Program, 15 institutions of higher education or library organizations nationwide have received funding for institutes that begin as early as fall 1993. Although the institutes are varied in subject matter and approach, all address at least one of two critical national priority areas: support for the National Education Goals or utilization of the latest technology to improve library services. Library personnel will be trained or retrained in: (1) areas of library specialization where there are currently shortages, such as school media, children's services, young adult services, science reference, and cataloging; and (2) serving the information needs of people who are elderly, illiterate, disadvantaged, or residents of rural America. How well libraries utilize new information technologies will play a key role in determining how well they serve Americans' information needs into the 21st century. For this reason, many of the institutes place heavy emphasis on training and retraining in information technology and management to improve services, especially in K-12 programs. This document provides contact information and summary descriptions for the 15 programs funded for fiscal year 1993. (JLB)
Descriptors: Childrens Libraries, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Technology, Institutes (Training Programs), Library Associations, Library Personnel, Library Services, Public Libraries, School Libraries, User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.