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ERIC Number: ED210024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Can a Missouri State University Successfully Operate a Course-Integrated Bibliographic Instruction Program?
Hart, James W.; Stevens, Gwendolyn
Although differing in enrollment, student-teacher ratio, admissions policy, cost, curriculum content, and geographic location of students, the Southeast Missouri State University Library (SEMSU) developed a successful bibliographic instruction program based on Earlham College's Bibliographic Instruction Conference of November 17 and 18, 1977. Designed to enhance students' research skills and to give librarians a more active role in the educational process, the program provided bibliographic instruction for experimental groups from the English, History, Psychology, and Speech Departments; control groups did not receive such instruction. Presentations involved teaching the use of the card catalog and periodical indexes, search strategy, and bibliography, and a tour of the library. Responses to a 45-question evaluation questionnaire indicated that student research skills did improve, with significant differences between experimental and control groups; however, students' attitudes toward librarians and the library did not improve. It was concluded that educational philosophy and admininstrative policy have a greater influence on the program's success than the characteristics mentioned above. Seven references are listed. (RBF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Earlham College IN; Southeast Missouri State University