Significance and Efficiency of “Visiting-Instructor Training Programme”: Opportunities for Sharing Competence of Reference Staff

  • Mitsuhiro Oda Professor of Library and Information Studies, Department of Education, Aoyama Gakuin University

Abstract

In this paper, discussed are significance and efficiencies of “VisitingInstructor Training programme” which the National Diet Library of Japans launched in 2009, First of all, as hypothesis, the author defines possibie value of this programme that it should offer precious opportunities for sharing competence of reference staff in the context of Japanese librarianhisp. Secondly, this is examined, using the data collected in non-participant observation at 8 training seminars, questionnaire survey toward 768 participants in 24 training seminars, and interview/discussion with 18 instructors. As a result, showned are the evidence and proofs that this training programme has a possibility of playing a role of competence exchange between instructors and trainees. 

Published
2017-05-21
How to Cite
ODA, Mitsuhiro. Significance and Efficiency of “Visiting-Instructor Training Programme”: Opportunities for Sharing Competence of Reference Staff. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 405-413, may 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/148>. Date accessed: 16 june 2019.