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ERIC Number: ED097950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 80
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Learning Resource Program for Two-Year Colleges: A State of the Art.
Piazza, Charles J.
The new approach to library services in the two-year college, called the "learning resource program," focuses on the improvement and self-discovery of the individual student. Learning resource programs must be selective and discretionary about the type and amount of hardware and software available for learning activities. The learning resource programs contain many of the fundamental services that enhance learning, along with newer media and information retrieval that assist in implementing the philosophy and programs of the individual two-year college. The nature of the learning resource program insures and accounts for flexibility. Traditionally, educators have always controlled student academic behavior, but today researchers are encouraging librarians and faculty to merge, thereby sharing and equalizing their roles. Learning resource programs operate most effectively if they maintain the characteristics of adaptability, flexibility, and implementation. Realistically, however, since two-year institutions have proportionately smaller enrollments, it is difficult for them to build up substantial acquisitions. As compensation for this, it is suggested that two-year institutions develop cooperative arrangements with neighboring libraries, colleges, and communities. Since learning resource programs reflect curriculum and curriculum reflects students' needs, the amounts and types of technology used are predicted to grow in the future. (An annotated bibliography of 70 entries is provided, as is a list of organizations that responded to letters of inquiry.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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