ERIC Number: ED125728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Faculty Survey of the Learning Resources Center at Virginia Western Community College.
Wilson, Roger; And Others
In an effort to evaluate how well the Learning Resources Center at Virginia Western Community College serves its faculty, a survey was taken to obtain professional information about the faculty members responding, frequencies and ratings of services used, and suggestions for improvement. The 121 faculty respondents (69%) indicated which of the 22 services offered by the Library, the Learning Laboratory, and the Audio-Visual Department they had used, how often they had used them, and rated each service on a Likert-type scale. Results showed that only seven of the 22 services had been used by 50% of the faculty in the previous year, of which five related to traditional library services. Only two services ("checked out book" and "read magazines or newspapers in library") had been used by 75% of the faculty. Overall, about one third of the faculty were utilizing library facilities. Those services used by less than 25% of the faculty included "had a bibliography prepared,""used the microfilm/microfiche,""requested A/V materials to be shown in my classroom,""recommended A/V materials to be purchased,""had students take make-up tests," and used interlibrary loan services. Survey methodology is discussed in detail, and the questionnaire and faculty suggestions for improvement are appended. (BB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Western Community Coll., Roanoke.