ERIC Number: ED049735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Use of Community College Libraries.
Allen, Kenneth W.
The primary purposes of this investigation are to identify student and faculty attitudes toward the community college library and to determine faculty and student use of the library. Information was gathered from students and faculty in three junior colleges in Illinois during the fall semester 1969-70. Examination of existing facilities finds many inconsistencies in community college libraries. It was found that full-time students have more favorable attitudes and make greater use of the library than part-time students. There are no significant differences between sophomores and freshmen; students in transfer curricula and other curricula; faculty with higher levels of educational background and those with lower levels; and faculty in humanities divisions and in other divisions. The following recommendations are made: (1) more attention should be devoted to meeting the library needs of all students; (2) additional study facilities should be provided for community college students in facilities other than the library; (3) students should be more than "encouraged" to use the library facilities; and (4) the size of the collection should not be the most important factor in determining the effectiveness or quality of a library. (CA)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Libraries, Library Facilities, Library Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
The Shoe String Press, Inc., 995 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut 06514 ($5.00)
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