ERIC Number: ED115265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Five-Year Library Outreach Orientation Program. Final Report.
Rader, Hannelore B.
With help from the Council on Library Resources and the National Endowment for the Humanities, a five-year Library Outreach Orientation Program was instituted at Eastern Michigan University. Through intensive contacts between the orientation librarian and faculty members in the humanities and social sciences, library sessions were set up during academic class periods to help students learn about resources and search strategies relevant to their current assignments. The program also included an elective library instruction course, production of a slide-tape for group and individual use, contact with student groups, campus publicity, and the initiation, in 1971, of annual conferences on library orientation for academic libraries. Questionnaires administered to both faculty and students elicited enough positive response to continue the program on university funds after the grant period ended. Appendixes, which make up the major part of the document, contain the proposal, staffing information, statistics, questionnaire results, library guides, and lists and examples of the special subject area guides used in the program. (LS)
Descriptors: College Libraries, College Students, Conferences, Higher Education, Humanities, Information Seeking, Information Sources, Library Guides, Library Instruction, Library Services, Library Skills, Orientation, Orientation Materials, Program Evaluation, Reference Materials, Reference Services, Search Strategies, Social Sciences
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti. Library.