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Dissertation Information for Joann Hardison Bell

NAME:
- Joann Hardison Bell

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA) (1980)

ADVISORS:
- Fred Roper

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Kay Murray
- Dwight Carroll Rhyne
- Lester E. Asheim
- Marilyn Lea Miller

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: AN INVESTIGATION OF ATTITUDES ABOUT CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN LIBRARY SCHOOLS HELD BY FACULTY MEMBERS AND DEANS OF LIBRARY SCHOOLS WITH ACCREDITED MASTER'S PROGRAMS

Abstract: This study identifies attitudes held by faculty members and deans in library schools about the role, value, administration, design, and students of continuing professional education programs in library schools, and it identifies relationships which exist between certain personal, professional, and institutional characteristics and these attitudes. Data were gathered by surveying all faculty members and deans in library schools which have master's programs accredited by the American Library Association.

The study revealed that there are significant differences in the types of educational activities which are perceived as appropriate for continuing professional education programs in library schools: workshops and institutes are considered appropriate by almost 90 percent of the respondents, but there is less agreement about the appropriateness of other types of educational activities.

Faculty members' and deans' attitudes about the value, administration, and role of continuing professional education programs in library schools are positive. There are significant relationships between attitudes about workshops, short, non-credit courses, short credit courses, courses designed for practitioners, and attitudes about certain aspects of continuing professional education programs. Statistically significant relationships were also found between age, length of time at a school, and the number of hours of CE activities in which one has been a student and one's attitudes about certain aspects of continuing professional education programs. Finally, significant relationships were found to exist between a library school's having an objective about continuing education, maintaining contact with professional groups on CE matters, the types of rewards provided for faculty who participate in a school's CE programs, and the number of hours of CE activities sponsored by a school and attitudes about continuing professional education programs in library schools.

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ADVISEES:
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COMMITTEESHIPS:
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