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ERIC Number: ED399940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Library Training in the South Pacific From 1972-1993.
Rainey, Melvyn D.
A library training program was developed in the Pacific Islands by the University of the South Pacific. During the early years of library training (1972-1980), the professional library staff at the university provided a semi-formal training program for non-professionals in the form of a series of one-week workshops. A total of 72 people completed this program. By 1981, a Certificate in Librarianship consisting of six required courses was offered through distance education. By the mid-1980s, the need for a diploma in library information studies was recognized, and extensive outside expert involvement in the program has strengthened the curriculum substantially. Authors of the curriculum and the course materials now come from a broad range of the world's professional and academic library community. Admission to the new university program requires a specific academic/experiential background, and six out of the nine library information courses are required to complete a degree. Some of the course and details about their implementation are described. Three appendices include geographic size and population of the Pacific Islands, number of graduates by country and by year, and a description of courses for the diploma in library science. (SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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