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The Resaerch on Continuing Education and Learning Difficulties of Non-Library & Information Science Department Librarians In Public Libraries -investigation in Taichung Area
sin, Hsieh shu
|關鍵字:||Public Libraries;公共圖書館;Continuing Education;Learning Difficulties;繼續教育;學習阻礙||出版社:||圖書資訊學研究所||摘要:||
To face the challenge of a constant changing society, the improvements of public librarian 's skills and abilities are very important, for limited number staffs to have the highest effect, on providing a better service to users. Also every staff is deeply concerned about the activity of continuing education based on staffs' different background circumstance and needs, to establish the biggest result of continuing education and to achieve the quality of the staffs.
The scope of this research was focused on staffs whom did not major in library and information science department, to discuss the learning condition and difficulty of their process in continuing education. To help the public librarians to organize the program of continuing education of the non-major staffs and its matters and factors, and to reduce the level of their learning difficulties, in order to receive the best learning result. The resources of this research include seven public libraries from both Taichung county as well as Taichung city; Research methods included related library literature analysis and questionnaires, based on the proceeding survey of 145 staffs, the eligible questionnaires were 102, the return rate was 69.38﹪. Additionally there were interviews with five non-major staffs, to assist a more depth discussion of the opinions of continuing education and its learning difficulties.
The result of this research showed: 1. On the aspect of current condition and attitude: the staffs of non-library and information science department were not completely satisfied regarding the participation in continuing education, overall satisfaction, subject recognition and the help of actual works; their willingness to participate in continuing education is low, they think the opportunity of taking the program should be more fair and less confined, as well as strengthen their professional approbation through the program. 2. As in subject requirements and differences: non-major staffs' subject demands lean forwards the need of practical skills, “Language Training”, “Internet” and “People Relations” are the most helpful course topics; also discovered the differences between staffs who graduated from library and information science department and staffs who did not. “Academic Background” and “Administrative Area” are the main reasons to affect the need of continuing education. 3. On the aspect of learning difficulties: “Organizational Obstruction” becomes a great factor for the effect of public library staffs' participation in continuing education .Therefore, in order to increase and strengthen non- library and information science department graduated staffs' participation in continuing education and to prevent learning difficulties from happening, starting with the improvement of organizational obstruction, and providing an attractive motivation for staffs to join the program voluntarily.
Finally in accordance with the research's conclusion, to bring up ten suggestions: 1. Aspect of regulation: (1) Plan the entire public library enterprise, and clarify the jurisdiction of its administrative organization; (2) Raise the importance of professional leadership, to strive for approval and support of county chief and department executive; (3) Adjust the regulation of prescribed numbers of staff, and re-evaluate the employment qualification. 2. Planning the non-library and information science staff s' continuing education: (1) Proceeding market survey, based on staffs' different backgrounds and needs, to provide suitable ways of guiding; (2) Differentiate content levels of continuing education, and establish a program that has both theory and practicality, in order to equally develop individually needed subjects; (3) Edit self-study booklist or index, serve as a self-learning guide for non-major staffs; (4) Encourage personnel to participate in continuing education, organize a series of related courses, and provide systematical methods of continuing education; (5) Increase channels of continuing education and build more central resource centers, as well as providing communication or forming a helpful online environment; (6) Encourage personals to participate professional seminars, also organize all learning resources, facilities, faculty, to completely use the library's resources and attract staffs' to participate in continuing education; (7) Make continuing education part of the promotional consideration, in order to inspire staffs to pursue further education.
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