ERIC Number: ED243888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-19
Reference Count: N/A
"Stemming the Tide" of Mediocrity: The Academic Library Response [to]"A Nation at Risk."
Dougherty, Richard M.
Ways in which academic libraries can contribute to strengthening the educational system are examined, and obstacles to be overcome or circumvented are considered. Primary focus is on the generic academic library. An overview is presented on what is known about libraries and learning, and the use of library resources. Several seminal studies are cited on the use of libraries by the college population and on attempts to develop educational programs based upon close cooperation between librarians and college faculty. The successes and failures of library services for educationally disadvantaged students are discussed, and some recommendations are made for improving special library services to students in need of remedial aid. Suggestions are made on how campus libraries can take the initiative in sponsoring programs designed to improve the understanding and use of information related tools or in co-sponsoring activities with colleges of education, extension agencies, or local public library facilities. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Center for Libraries and Education Improvement.