ERIC Number: ED241067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Bibliographic Instruction Programs in Louisiana Academic Libraries. A Directory.
Dantin, Doris B., Comp.
A survey of 33 academic libraries in Louisiana was conducted in the spring of 1983 to determine the techniques used during the 1981/82 academic year to impart bibliographic or library instruction to students and faculty. A total of 27 responses were received. It was found that all but five of the respondents had a library instruction program; the most frequently used instructional mode was a single lecture to classes, while other methods included guided and self-guided walking tours, slide/tape presentations, provision of library handbooks, term paper clinics, and point-of-use instruction. The most popular evaluation method for library instruction was student generated papers, with course tests a close second. This publication briefly summarizes survey methodology and results and presents a directory compiled from the responses given on the questionnaire. Each entry provides the name of the parent institution, the name and address of the library, the name and telephone number of a library contact person, an institutional profile, a description of the bibliographic instruction program, information on methods used to publicize the program, and other related information. A sample questionnaire and a subject index to the directory are also provided. (ESR)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Library Extension, Library Guides, Library Instruction, Library Research, Library Surveys, Program Descriptions, Public Relations, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Teaching Methods
Louisiana Library Association, P.O. Box 131, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana Library Association, Baton Rouge.