ERIC Number: ED208853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Content Analysis of Community College Learning Resource Center Handbooks.
McCartney, David V.
An analysis of the content, style, and format of learning resource center (LRC) handbooks was undertaken to determine how well 120 community college LRC handbooks met the 1972 Guidelines for Library Handbooks established by the Federal Library Task Force on Public Relations. The two questions specifically addressed were whether community college LRC handbooks contained content items suggested by the guidelines, and the order of content item presentation, the most frequently listed reference works cited, and the style and format of each handbook. Content items from each of the LRC handbooks were checked against a 28-item content list identified from the 1972 guidelines. Results indicated that 87.8 percent of the handbooks contained less that 67.8 percent of the content information recommended in the guidelines. Because the 1972 guidelines were not specific as to recommendations for content presentation, style, and format, the second part of this study comprised data compiled from the 120 handbooks on existing styles and formats. This information was collected in order to assist community college LRCs in the process of developing or revising their handbooks. Nineteen references are listed. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: MS in Education, Southern Illinois University.