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ERIC Number: ED238454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Bibliographic Instruction in Illinois Academic Libraries: A Survey Report. Illinois Library Statistical Report No. 11.
Daugherty, Robert; Pausch, Lois M.
A survey was conducted in May 1982 of all academic libraries in Illinois to elicit information regarding the provision of bibliographic instruction, user education, or library orientation to undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members during the 1981/82 calendar year. Usable replies were received from 143 libraries (70% of those surveyed). It was found that methods of group instruction included group tours (used by 87% of respondents), separate lectures (68%), instruction through informal groups (29%), and formal library courses (25%), with a typical audience size reported as 30. Methods of individual instruction were found to include handouts (used by 59% of respondents), audiovisual programs (31%), workbooks (13%), and computer assisted instruction (CAI) programs (5%). Very little formal or informal evaluation of bibliographic instruction activities was reported. This publication describes survey methodology and results, including eight tables of findings. A sample questionnaire is also provided. The second section presents a directory, organized by type of library, giving the name, address, and telephone number of respondents; the person responsible for bibliographic instruction; institutional enrollment; subjects covered; types of instruction and instructional materials used; and information on evaluation of instructional activities. Nonrespondents are also listed. Following the directory are indexes by type of instruction, type of materials used, subject area, and name of person in charge. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Library, Springfield.
Identifiers: Illinois; Library Statistics
Note: Based on a survey done by the Library Research Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.