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ERIC Number: ED101771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Pages: 71
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An Analysis of Faculty and Student Attitudes Toward the Thomas Nelson Community College Library.
Vernon, Christie
In 1972-73, the staff of the Thomas Nelson Community College Library conducted a self-study as a part of the process of sustaining accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Questionnaires were administered to 61 (77%) of the full-time faculty members and to 195 (13%) of the 1,504 FTE day and evening students to determine their library-utilization habits and their attitudes toward the library. The most important finding was that students who received orientation in the use of the library tended to use the library more often and to hold better attitudes toward the library than those who had not received orientation; this led to the recommendation that instruction in the use of the library become a part of every possible course. Faculty members who use the library frequently are more often aware of its shortcomings than those who do not use it frequently. Students who use the library most often tend to be full-time freshmen. In general, faculty and students alike indicated positive attitudes toward library service, facilities, and holdings. Faculty members requested more depth and variety in the collection; they must recognize their responsibility to recommend appropriate materials for purchase. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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