ERIC Number: ED210019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Library Skills in Freshman English: An Undergraduate Library's Experience. Contributions to Librarianship No. 6.
Schwartz, Barbara A.; Burton, Susan
A result of close cooperation between librarians at the Undergraduate Library and the English faculty, the program described in this report involves the integration of library instruction with freshmen English courses at the University of Texas at Austin. The formulation of goals for this program, through which over 5,000 students each year are taught basic research skills, is discussed, as well as the program's intended audience, and the development of faculty contacts, and the instructional materials used in the program are individually described. An account is provided of the formative and summative evaluations which helped to shape the program and to demonstrate its effectiveness. Some of the questions surrounding the impact of the program on library operations are addressed, and the administrative, staff, and material resources necessary to run the program are enumerated. Included as appendices are a complete set of the instructional materials used in the 1980 academic year, a sample of the instructional materials used during the first year of the program (1975), a copy of the initial program proposal, the statements of the 1975 and 1980 program objectives, and a copy of a survey questionnaire sent in 1978 to students who had participated in the program. (JL)
Descriptors: College English, College Freshmen, College Libraries, English Instruction, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Librarians, Library Guides, Library Instruction, Library Materials, Library Research, Library Skills, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Reference Materials, Research Skills
Publications, The General Libraries Office, PCL 3.200, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712 ($15.00, prepay).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. General Libraries.