ERIC Number: ED234803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Part-Time Student in the Library.
Payne, Philip, Ed.
The 23 papers presented at this conference deal with the information needs of institutionally-based part-time students in United Kingdom universities, polytechnics, and further education colleges, and with library and information services for the adult learner. Keith Percy and John Simpson provide overviews on the number and types of part-time students and the library services provided for them. Seven papers report on library research and experimental projects concerned with part-time students at the University of Southampton (Elizabeth Corney), Ulster Polytechnic (Trevor Lyttle), Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic (Barry West), City of London Polytechnic (Philip Payne), Farnborough College of Technology (Peter Sweetman), an East Midlands adult education center (Stephen Drodge), and Kent County Library (David Harrison). Four papers describe current library services, problems, and proposals for expanded services at City of London Polytechnic (Rosemary Moon), Glasgow College of Technology (Paul Blount), Chelsea College of the University of London (Anthony Quinsee), and Polytechnic of North London (Edward Dudley). Ten papers discuss library services for "flexistudy" students (Marie Adams), library services at the Open College (Peter Maltby), needs of part-time students in Australia (Piers M. O. Stonham), problems of and requirements for providing off-campus library services (Raymond Fisher), possibilities of using Prestel to reach part-time students (Clive Cochrane), a model for providing educational information to adult learners (Linda Butler), needs of self-directed learners (Sheila M. Dale), lending of college-produced audio cassettes to part-time students (Carolyn Kennett), library needs of part-time students engaged in research in the humanities (Nancy Hyde), and lending of microfiche readers and basic reference materials on microfiche to part-time students (John Horrocks). Conclusions with recommendations for action and a list of conference participants are also provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Adult Education, Evening Students, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Information Needs, Library Extension, Library Research, Library Services, Open Universities, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, Public Libraries
LLRS Publications, City of London Polytechnic, Calcutta House, Old Castle Street, London, England E1 7NT (10 British pounds).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: City of London Polytechnic (England). Library and Learning Resources Service.
Identifiers: Australia; United Kingdom
Note: Papers of a conference held at City of London Polytechnic (London, England, April 15-16, 1982).