ERIC Number: ED093311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-28
Reference Count: N/A
[A Look at Library Use Instruction Programs: The Problems of Library Users and Non-Users].
Lubans, John, Jr.
The author, on a fellowship awarded by the Council on Library Resources, visited several college, university, and public libraries to study their library instruction programs. He observed approaches to the subject using audiovisual techniques, Pathfinder series, computer-assisted instruction, peer reference service, independent study, seminars, term paper clinics, and close cooperation between librarians and faculty. He discovered what kind of planning and establishment of objectives good library instruction programs require, as well as some pitfalls to avoid. Another part of the author's study was a questionnaire administered to students at the University of Colorado to find out: information about the respondent, his history of library use instruction, his attitudes toward libraries and librarians, his appraisal of his library skills and knowledge, his awareness and use of the library, and his view of faculty attitudes toward libraries. The author found that the faculty and curriculum have great influence on student library use and attitudes. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder. Libraries.