ERIC Number: ED143375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-9
Reference Count: 0
Librarian Client Learning Projects. Final Report.
Penland, Patrick R.
This study examined the selflearning and educational patterns of selected respondents in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania who have used library resources on a continuing basis. The content of learning projects emerged from real-life negotiations and ranged across the transactional environment. Episodes--consulting people, reading, browsing, searching, viewing, and listening--were linked to form sequential learning projects exceeding the definition of seven hours spread over three days. Respondents tended to use a combination of four major types of resources for information and planning: self as resource, non-human resource (e.g., library materials), another person (e.g., a librarian), or a group. This study found implications for the librarian in the role of learning consultant developed around the psychology of actual learning patterns rather than instructor's methods or library use training. (Author/KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Library and Information Sciences Branch.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences.
Note: For related documents see ED 128 016 and ED 129 247