ERIC Number: ED233739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Basic Skills in the College Library: People, Books, and Machines.
Whitford, Ellen V.; Hornberger, Timothy R.
This paper describes the development and implementation of a library instruction unit for use in a basic reading and study skills course for freshmen at Trenton State College in New Jersey. A brief discussion of reasons for the lack of library skills among these students is followed by a list of course objectives. It is noted that at the completion of the library instruction program, students would: (1) be able to understand and follow basic library procedures for using the card catalog, locating a book by call number, and checking out books; (2) have become acquainted with library staff members and understand when and how to ask questions; (3) be able to understand the purpose and organization of 30 basic reference sources; and (4) be able to operate library copy machines and microfilm viewers and printers. The procedures used to accomplish each objective are described, with sample check lists provided which cover methods for obtaining information from a librarian and methods for evaluating reference sources. The basic reference materials included in the library instruction unit are also noted. The paper concludes with a list of three references. (ESR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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