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Dissertation Information for Mei-Hwa Yang

NAME:
- Mei-Hwa Yang

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- Indiana University (USA) (1986)

ADVISORS:
- David Kaser

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Michael Chiappetta
- Marcy Murphy
- George Whitbeck

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: LIBRARY EDUCATION AND PERSONNEL PLANNING IN THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA ON TAIWAN

Abstract: Although the number of library science graduates has increased significantly in recent decades, libraries in Taiwan remain seriously understaffed. The overall average placement of library school graduates into library positions remains about 30 percent. The paradox confronting Taiwan now is that there is a shortage of librarians while at the same time graduates of library science degree programs suffer from an unfavorable employment situation.

This study has four purposes: first, to estimate personnel requirements in public and academic libraries for the period 1986-1991; second, to determine the suitability of the present educational system as seen by public and academic library directors; third, to find out library directors' attitudes toward the requirement of Civil Service certification; and fourth, to analyze the opinions of public and academic library directors regarding the educational needs of entry-level librarians.

A questionnaire was used to obtain information about the staffing patterns in public and academic libraries. This was mailed to 248 public and academic library directors in Taiwan. The information from chief librarians allowed the comparison of staffing patterns in public and academic libraries as well as a review of the educational backgrounds of librarians, current vacancies and projected demands. The library directors' opinions were used to determine if current library school graduates adequately possess the desired competencies and to identify those library competencies which in their judgement will be most important for entry-level librarians in the future.

MPACT Scores for Mei-Hwa Yang

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calculated 2008-01-31 06:07:37

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ADVISEES:
- None

COMMITTEESHIPS:
- None