ERIC Number: ED128016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Learning Patterns of Librarian Clients.
Penland, Patrick R.
The educational patterns of individuals who have used library resources in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for independent learning projects on a continuing basis were studied. The tendency of respondents was to use a combination of all four major types of resources for information and planning: (1) self as resource; (2) non-human resources, such as library materials; (3) another person, such as a librarian; and (4) a group. The findings of this study appeared to have implications for such helping professions as librarianship. The role of the librarian as learning consultant could be developed around the psychology of actual learning patterns rather than developing from the way instructors teach or librarians train laymen in library use. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences.
Note: For a related document see IR 004 023