ERIC Number: ED243399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Academic Library in a University Honors Program.
Yee, Sandra G.
The ways in which the university library can serve the honors student through the cooperation of professional librarians and faculty are discussed. A close alliance with the university librarian can help promote successful structure and student experiences with research. Attention should be focused on the development of problem-solving skills that can cross disciplines. Honors courses should incorporate research assignments that can be used or adapted to a library learning model, an approach that necessitates critical thinking and problem-solving. Librarians might participate with honors basic studies faculty to design activities or assignments that introduce students to information sources for research projects. Honors students should be allowed to define research topics, either individually or in small groups. By developing a list of questions to be answered, students can define the scope of the problem. Learning to identify library resources provides students a basis on which to build transferability of information seeking skills. By incorporating a library research experience in honors programming, gifted students are provided with additional motivation to improve and apply their skills in finding and using information, and to become independent learners and researchers. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Arts, Science, and Letters (Big Rapids, MI, March 23, 1984).