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ERIC Number: ED433842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Educational Needs of Finnish Polytechnic Librarians.
Viiri, Marjariitta
The polytechnics are the newest part of the Finnish system of higher education. The whole polytechnic system is being developed on the basis of systematic monitoring and evaluation of its activities. Staff development and library and information services were both targets selected for evaluation in this study carried out to identify the educational needs of the library staff. The questionnaire consisted mainly of structured questions, but respondents (175 librarians, information specialists, library directors, library assistants, and information service secretaries) were also encouraged to express opinions and feelings concerning the issues asked. Results indicate that the library staff of Finnish polytechnics have many different educational needs. The staff is willing to gain both new personal and professional competence. They want: to teach; to relate library and information services to the polytechnic education, organizational mission, and strategies; to exploit networks effectively; and to speak foreign languages. (AEF)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland