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ERIC Number: ED181913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Vacation College: An Opportunity for Librarians.
Wood, Richard J.
This library skills program, which is offered by Slippery Rock State College (Pennsylvania) as part of its Vacation College program, was developed for adults who have been out of school many years. The vacation college concept of leisure and life long learning emphasizes the learning of recreational activities, along with more practical and intellectual courses such as the library skills program, in a relaxed informal manner; the course is low cost and of one week's duration. The major concern of the library skills program, which is designed to raise the level of consciousness of the participants towards the library and its services, is to make the course enjoyable as well as instructional for persons on vacation and out of school. Five one and a half hour sessions use a mix of tours, demonstrations, slides, films, discussions, and lectures to achieve understanding by the participants of the resources, services, roles, objectives, and problems of the library. Evaluation of the program shows it to be enjoyable and rewarding for the participants and the instructors. Appendices provide a brief questionnaire, a participant's handbook, and a bibliography. (Author/RAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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