ERIC Number: ED441479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing the Skills of School Library Staff To Cater for Individual Student Needs.
This paper reports on a four-year study that evaluated school library services offered to students with disabilities in two Australian states. Findings regarding staff development activities for school library staff that would assist them in teaching, communicating, and providing for the information needs of students with disabilities are discussed. Results showed that there are currently limited opportunities for school librarians to participate in such programs, beyond those offered in individual schools to the teaching staff as a whole. There is a need for library-specific staff development programs that cover policy formulation, collection development, and adaptive technology aspects of library services for students with disabilities. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Library Services, Library Surveys, School Libraries, Training, User Needs (Information), Users (Information)
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla65/papers/047-132e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia