ERIC Number: ED112854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of the Relationship of Faculty Knowledge and Use of Current Reference and Para-Reference Books Especially Pertinent to Their Fields.
Strother, Jeanne D.
A questionnaire designed to investigate faculty use and awareness of current reference works was administered to the Department of Speech at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. The first part was a checklist of older, established, or ongoing reference works in the areas of speech, speech pathology, audiology, and theater. The second part asked the faculty members (1) to indicate their use and knowledge of listed current reference works, and (2) to answer questions about their needs, attitudes, and habits in regard to current reference materials. Results indicated that a considerable portion of reference literature has escaped the attention and use of the faculty members, that the faculty tended to use older, better known materials, and that the reason for low use of recent materials was a lack of knowledge that they existed. The situation could be improved if librarians would make greater efforts to provide faculty with information about new reference books. (LS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Dept. of Library Science.
Note: Master's Thesis, Ball State University