IMLS Project LEAD - Detailed Analysis of Grant Goals
Based on grant proposal
1 Develop and implement an innovative approach to education and training for library professionals and A,4
paraprofessionals so they may better meet the changing needs of their communities; fill the gap between what is
needed and what exists for librarians and library technicians
2 Enhance quality of library service locally, statewide, regionally, nationally, internationally. Locally and statewide this 2
year. Regionally, nationally, internationally later through the website..
3 Enhance the availability of professional librarians who support a variety of learning styles and delivery methods 3
4 Project focuses primarily on techniques needed to prepare librarians and other information professionals to deal 3
successfully with new information technologies, new forms of information service derived from digital technologies,
and the methods of delivery in a distance education environment
5 Provide training to librarians in effective ways to support distance learning students. 3
6 Model value of DL to library employees who might seek additional skills or upgrade themselves professionally; variety 5
of teaching methods will be utilized to address learning needs
7 Create a venue where librarians and library technicians can upgrade their skills through on-line, on site or interactive A
8 MC and TUD are partners in proposing this program designed to offer certificates to library technicians in library and 3
information technology as well as distance learning certification for librarians.
9 Emerging technologies and more traditional teaching techniques will be used; implement a variety of delivery 3
10 Offering a variety of venues for training - including distance learning, on-site training, and web-based courses; create a 2
variety of delivery methods for educating and training a pool of potential library leaders
11 Variety of instructional techniques (seminars, conferences, web-based courses) will be provided to all participants 3
12 Delivering interactive television workshops and seminars. Web-based courses have become more accessible A,3
13 Developing web-based courses. Develop the framework and chose curriculum topics. Others can replicate this A,3
framework, adapt topics, and develop own content.
14 Library-specific instructional teaching modules will be created that will have wide-scale adaptability. See #13. 3
15 Model program will be replicable at other sites; implement both on-site and DL training programs that can be easily A,3,
duplicated elsewhere Budget provides funds for 5 site visits. See details on line 69. See #13. Consider presenting 10,
at ALA, The League for Innovation, other library conferences. Done. Have encouraged participants to apply for IMLS 11
grants. 8/11/03: Send email to participants to offer assistance. Done 8/18/03
16 Project staff will assist others in establishing their own training program. See #15. A
17 Institutional representation: Conroe to Gulf Coast Sites; each year: 2 people, 20 days; $24.25 per person/ per day To 14,16
be used for meeting with partner libraries, attending conferences, and possibly taking Library Technician training to
18 Outcomes: libraries will be better able to meet the changing technology needs of their communities 5
19 Bring together library professionals and paraprofessionals from a variety of different settings throughout the Gulf Coast 5
(public school libraries, 2-yr & 4-yr college libraries, small community and larger public libraries) Small community
and larger public libraries were included in the paraprofessional training.
20 Initial phase marketed to all full time and potential library employees, regardless of type of library, in the TX Gulf Coast 3
area. Initial phase will concentrate on school and college libraries. In year 2, core team elected to retain focus on
academic librarians as that was the team's area of expertise. Public librarians will be later focus of another grant.
21 Service area for first phase of the program will be the Texas Gulf Coast region 3
22 Primary target group of this program is current library employees; expected that this pool will include pre-GED through 2
post bachelor's degreed applicants. Currently conducting survey of educational level and goals.
23 Secondary target: individuals on public assistance who would like to become library employees. Already provided by 2
other federal, state, and local agencies, such as WorkSource collaborating with the large public library systems.
Requires legal and social services infrastructure beyond the scope of this grant.
Librarian DL Certification
24 DL Certification for 40 librarians per year; April-July each year; = 40 hours of training each year 3,4,1
25 Conduct a one week summer workshop A,3
26 Student travel from Houston to Conroe paid for each year for 40 people, 5 days each @ $40.50 per person per day 14,16
Should read "...travel from Gulf Coast region to Conroe…" $8/day for food plus $162.50 travel (=445 RT/week miles
or 89 RT/day miles)
27 Tuition and fees for Distance Education Certification paid for each year for 40 people @ $500 each per year 14
28 Library Career Profile will be developed for each prospective applicant that will provide [pre-workshop] information to 9
identify key areas of discomfort, lack of knowledge; will be reviewed at end of course and also 6-months later.
8/11/03 Intended for Library Techncians, not Librarians.
29 Outcomes: Currently employed librarians, upon overcoming actual and perceived barriers to attempting alternative 5
delivery systems, will pursue advanced degrees via alternative delivery modes
Library Technicians Certification
30 Offer library technician certification training for library support staff in technical, organizational, communication and 4,11
research and analysis skills via a variety of instructional techniques
31 Provide an avenue for library technicians to enhance their skills and become more marketable 3
32 Help virtual learners by providing traditional library services, including reference and research assistance, bibliographic 5
instruction, ILL and document delivery, reserve reading collections delivered via internet
33 Further develop collaborative work skills and learn from each other 5
34 Providing on-site conferences A,3
35 Will conduct 2 certification sessions each year (40 people/year; 20 people/session); Feb/Mar 2002, Aug/Sep 2002, 11
Feb/Mar 2003, Jun/Jul 2003 Timing will be adjusted to reflect later start. We should do multiple small groups instead.
36 Library Technician Certification for 40 Technicians per year; = 8 hours of training per year per person 3
37 Student travel from Houston to Conroe paid for each year for 40 people for two 1-day sessions (20 people per 14,16
session) @ $40.50 per person per day See #35 - smaller groups instead.
38 Tuition and fees paid for Lib Technician Certification for 40 people each year @$150 each = $6000/year 14
39 Library Career Profile will be developed for each prospective applicants that will provide information to identify key 9
areas of discomfort, lack of knowledge; reviewed at end of course, 6-mos later. 8/11/03 Mona's career assessment
satisfied this requirement. No 6-month follow-up planned.
40 Future plans to pursue a career in library or info science will be tracked. Included in Educational Preference Survey. 9
41 Outcomes: library paraprofessionals will want to continue and advance in the field of library sciences 5
42 Outcomes: paraprofessional staff members will expand library services by improving skills 5
43 Outcome: 40 Library Technicians will be certified 4
44 Outcome: Anticipated that many of the participants on public assistance will opt library technician training as their 8
career choice. Beyond the scope of this grant. See #23.
45 Provide a connection to leading library science colleges and universities. Investigate what TLA provides for A,3
technicians. Give Mosaic Magazine subscription to technicians. Invite library school person to attend library
technicians training session.
46 Two field trips each year to ALA accredited library school for librarians and technicians; 20 people per trip; = 8 hours 4,11
of training per trip; one in June-Sep 2002 and one in Apr-Jul 2003. Audience is Library Technicians. Researched
details, transportation costs, days, etc. and learned that Texas Library schools already visit major public libraries
which is much more cost and time efficient. Libraries are reluctant to release staff for full day field trip, so bringing
school reps to the libraries increases attendance while cutting costs.
47 Student travel paid from Conroe to Austin each year for 42 people for 2 days @ $61.43 per person per day (=two day 14,16
trips of 168 miles for 21 people each) See #46.
48 Provide state-of-the-art technology training to all participants 4
49 Training online for 200+ librarians and technicians each year; = 20-60 hours of training per year 3
50 Outcome: 200+ librarians, library technicians, other employees, and potential employees will complete on-line course 4
51 Curriculum will implement a variety of delivery modalities A
52 Engage in and critique communication of a variety of computer-mediated communication mediums 5
53 Use technology skills to provide some technology services (create or redesign a web site, do internet research, teach 5
internet skills) for a non-profit organization
54 Compose well written compositions for a variety of audiences and purposes. Goal is technical writing,such as writing 5
instructions to users. Next year, invite Dr Christina Burcheck, UHD to teach this.
55 Bibliographic instruction (online user guides, video demonstrations) 6
56 Electronic reserve collections (hyperlinks, copyright) 6
57 Reference assistance (instructions re: access, modems, configuration, access, help) 6
58 Research assistance (online, ILL, email, web form, fax) 6
59 Understand and observe copyright laws 5
60 Create Web pages using HTML code and some advanced concepts (HTML editing programs, .gif, .jpg files) 5
61 Publish in a digital environment. 8/11/03 WebCT discussion board, travel journal, web pages 5
62 Research, analyze, and critique various forms of digital resources 5
63 Outcome: Participants will assist faculty in incorporating technology into the instructional design of their courses by 5
educating and advising professors about available technologies
64 Continuation of partnerships and networks created through project contacts 10
65 All training materials will be available on the web pages 10
66 Share creation and updating of interactive web pages 10
67 Project will share with other libraries and library consortium all materials and curriculum 10
68 Development of curriculum "packages" that can be shared with others. See #13. Post Workshop content on website. 10
Disclaimer that is handouts, not speakers' notes.
69 Project staff will make 5 site visits to assist others in duplicating this program; visits will be in Dec 2001/Jan 2002, 10,11
Apr/May 2002, Aug/Sep 2002, Dec 2002/Jan 2003, Apr/May 2003. Yearly budget is for 2 people 20 trips @$24.25 per
trip. Supports item on line 15. Advertized our availability to help via conferences and on website. Note sent to
Workshop participants 8/18/03 and speakers etc 8/25/03. Helped HPL with training assessment. Sharing also
accomplished through internet sharing of content and ideas. Worked with programs Australia, Antigua, and the US.
Also presented at conferences.
70 Create marketing materials, including WebPages A,3
71 July 17 letter from IMLS: "We encourage you to establish a web site for your project to explain your goals and report Jul
on progress. Publicize our project and share information with colleagues. Notify IMLS of your URL so we can link to it 17
from the IMLS web site." 8/11/03 link sent to IMLS.
72 Development of brochures describing program and offering assistance with duplicating elsewhere. 8/11/03 Instead 10
send email, post on bulletin boards, contact IMLS about sharing our project's learning and plan.
73 Presentations at local interest groups, including Council of Academic Library and Learning Resources 10
74 Presentations at national and state professional conferences 10
75 Submission of article to TLA, ALA, Chronicle of Higher Ed, local newspapers. Also suggested THE (Technical 10
Horizons in Education), Syllabus. 8/11/03 Librarian participant is writing article for ACRL. Submitted grant to ACRL
for EBSCO award to publicize work done.
76 Institutional representation: 2 people will attend one IMLS conferences each year: Jun/Jul 2002 and Apr/May 2003; 11,14
grant pays $1000 per person per meeting. ,16
77 Both summative and formative evaluation processes will be used to assess success 9
78 Formative evaluation will be conducted throughout project; changes made as needed; collecting data, reviewing, likert- 9
type surveys after completion
79 Participation progress and mastery will be carefully monitored to determine relative effectiveness of the various 3
approaches and learning styles; changes made as determined by evaluation of different formats.
80 Summative evaluation conducted toward end of each year in June/July by outside evaluator; grant pays $50 per hour 10,11
time 20 hours = $1,000 per year. , 13,
81 Montgomery College/NHMCCD/CTDL will supply: deployment & mgmt of financial resources; staff expertise, facilities, 7
maintenance, security, equipment, supplies
82 Assistant Coordinator/Instructor will have both a library and teaching background, be competent and knowledgeable in 7,17
DL and be able to assist in the development of the training program. Will assist Project Coordinator in administration
of the project. Will conduct much of the training and/or seminars and workshops. Additional part-time (8 hours per
week for 6 months) library assistant will be hired to allow Lonna to work on this project during planning stages.
8/11/03 assistant for Lonna dropped.
83 TUC/CTDL will supply: maximizing use of information technology, interactive delivery systems, telecommunications for 7
delivery of instruction, laboratory simulation and observation, library and learning resources support, and
interconnected student support