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ERIC Number: ED077538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 114
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A Study: Library Attitudes, Usage, Skill and Knowledge of Junior High School Age Students Enrolled at Lincoln Junior High School and Burns Union High School, Burns, Harney County, Oregon 1971-72.
Adams, Golden V., Jr.
This research project deals with grade level, sex, GPA, formal library science class and reading achievement level of junior high school students. These were studied in relation to library attitude, usage, skill and knowledge. The card catalog, vertical file, periodicals, and reference books were evaluated to obtain statistics for the conclusions of this study. Using the chi-square test for significance, it was found that girls were more academic than boys, and students who had taken library science classes were more studious. Higher reading ability students showed a greater interest in hardbound books and boys generally preferred paperbound books. The students knew that the card catalog was useful, but did not know how to use it. Dictionary skill was found to be a problem. Periodicals were chosen according to student interest and significantly, the "Reader's Guide" was the least used reference tool in all three school districts' libraries. Browsing and requesting librarian assistance were the two main finding tools used by the students. Skill in using reference books was definitely increased by taking a formal library science class. (Author/DH)
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Note: (35 References); Research report submitted to the Graduate Dept. of Library and Information Sciences, Brigham Young Univ