ERIC Number: ED181953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of Learning Resource Services.
Platte, James P.; Mattson, Mort
At Lansing Community College, 413 arts and sciences, 100 business, and 81 vocational students were surveyed to determine their attitudes towards the college's three, curriculum-based Learning Resource Centers (LRC's). In particular, the study tried to assess students' attitudes toward the decentralization of learning resources by curricular division, library instruction, the LRC environment, and the quality and quantity of LRC services. The survey revealed that students preferred having library materials available in the building housing their particular division's activities and did not feel that the three separate locations created difficulty in locating library materials. Students did not indicate a need for a required course on using the library; 62% indicated that they would not take such a course if it were offered. Most students felt that the library materials were easy to use, that they had adequate library skills, and that their skills had improved through the courses they had taken. Students' overall assessment of the library environment indicated that the LRC's were pleasant for research and study, and quiet. Congestion at the circulation desk was not felt to be a major problem, and seating space and hours were felt to be satisfactory. Students were also generally satisfied with the breadth and depth of the libraries' resources and with the librarians' and library staff's assistance. (JP)
Descriptors: Business Education, College Libraries, Community Colleges, Decentralization, Liberal Arts, Librarians, Library Circulation, Library Collections, Library Facilities, Library Instruction, Library Services, Library Skills, Questionnaires, Reference Services, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges, User Satisfaction (Information), Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lansing Community Coll., MI.