ERIC Number: ED367381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Coming Generation of Computer Proficient Students: What It May Mean for Libraries.
McCabe, Gerard B.; McCabe, Rebecca M.
As elementary and secondary schools increase computer training for their students, computer literacy is advancing to a higher level of proficiency for these students. As they make use of academic and public libraries, students will expect high performance computer service and have challenging requirements of that service. Libraries must develop high level technology and complex software to be ready to serve these students/patrons as they come to the libraries in increasing numbers. Library concerns over student/patron reactions to advanced computer usage requirements can be laid aside, as complexity will be expected and welcomed by users. (Contains 15 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Computer Attitudes, Computer Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Technology, Library Automation, Public Libraries, Student Attitudes, Technological Advancement, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Age