PLANNING FOR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING OF LIBRARY PERSONNEL
SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA
Pagination or Media Count:
The needs for such supplementary training stems from increased demands on libraries for services, increased rates of personnel turnover, and a growing lag between personnel retraining practices and the rapidly changing requirements for personnel performance. The personnel performance and knowledge areas chosen for attention during the initial project are 1 reference tools and procedures, 2 foreign and technical terminology, and 3 applications of modern technology in libraries. The training approach to be used for all three areas emphasizes flexibility and modularity in the course materials, and trainee-directed self-testing and study. The work to be carried out in the project includes task performance requirements analysis, training requirements analysis, construction and pilot testing of the lesson packages, construction of diagnostic tests for the skills and knowledges covered in the courses, running of an evaluation experiment to test the overall effects of the training courses, and documentation of these activities and materials. The products to be delivered from this project include training course packages for the three above-mentioned areas of library knowledge and skill documentation of the methods and procedures developed in analyzing the requirements for, and constructing, the training courses and a report of the evaluation study. Possibilities for application of the project approach to other areas of library personnel training requirements are discussed.
- Information Science
- Humanities and History