ERIC Number: ED171276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-25
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Ten Academic Library Instruction Programs in the United States and Canada.
Rader, Hannelore B.
This assessment of ten existing academic library instruction programs in the United States and Canada investigates administrative and staff support, instructional methods, and program impact as an aid to writing a guide to academic library instruction programs. A representative sample of ten library instruction programs was selected on the basis of: (1) geographic area; (2) size of the academic institution; (3) type of academic institution; (4) library instruction methodology; and (5) duration of program. Programs were evaluated through personal interviews with administrators, library staff, faculty, and students as well as appraisal of instructional and orientation information. Program statistics and cost information were also reviewed. Administrative, faculty, and library staff were found largely to be only partially involved with the programs and this partial involvement extended to program administration by public or reference services librarians. Instructional materials and methods varied widely and differed with respect to institution size. The formulation of objectives, record of statistical data and periodic program evaluations were found to be important in program organization. (CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Canada; United States