ERIC Number: ED098999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-23
Reference Count: 0
Self-Paced Instructional Packages on Utilizing Library Resources. Final Report.
Howison, Beulah; And Others
A project was undertaken by the University of Wisconsin library staff to educate freshmen and transfer students in the resources of the library and resource use. Visually appealing library instructional packets were produced in several media formats to achieve this aim. They were in two forms: a minipacket for quick help in finding library resources, and an indepth, self-paced learning package for information on how to use a particular source. Books, slide/tapes, audio tapes, posters, and 3M sound pages were the media utilized for the packets. Since the layout of the library itself was a problem to students, floor plans were drawn up and posted at the entries and several levels of the library. As a part of the packet development effort, students were polled. Six hundred ninety-four students responded as to how they used the library and how often, as well as to their awareness of library services and reference publications and their interest in instruction on library use. Appendixes to the document include a list of the packets, a copy of the posted floor plan, the student questionnaire, and a summary of expenditures for staff and material on the project. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Media Retrieval Services.
Note: Prepared for the "Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Program," University of Wisconsin System