ERIC Number: ED145839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct-18
Reference Count: 0
Library Service Enhancement Program, DePauw University. Grant Proposal and Quarterly Reports.
Martindale, James; Hardesty, Larry
The purpose of this grant, funded by the Council on Library Resources, was to allow a librarian to put aside normal duties for an academic year to explore with faculty, students, and administrators ways of improving library services, and to design methods of increasing library use by college students. A program was developed for orienting and instructing freshman and upper level students in the use of the academic library. For instructional purposes, two 45 minute slide presentations, accompanied by instructional booklets and worksheets, were given to freshman students. They are also expected to learn a basic search strategy to aid in completing course assignments. Upper level students received discipline-related library instruction; a number of bibliographic guides were developed to support this instruction. Appendices include: (1) results of student evaluation of the library orientation/instruction program; (2) student comments on the program; (3) results of the pre/post test questionnaire designed to measure freshman students' attitudes and skills in regard to the library; (4) faculty questionnaire designed to measure the attitudes and expectations of classroom instruction in regard to the academic library; (5) selected bibliographic guides; and (6) final reports made by the project librarian, director of libraries, and vice president of the institution. (Author/JPF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: DePauw Univ., Greencastle, IN.
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