ERIC Number: ED247949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Perceptions of Students' Knowledge and Use of Libraries.
Lester, Linda L.
This report provides results from a 1982 University of Virginia Committee on Orientation survey designed to assess faculty perceptions of their students' knowledge and use of the university's libraries. Of a total of 1,588 questionnaires mailed to teaching faculty and graduate teaching assistants, 554 (34%) were returned. In analyzing the results, approximately 400 comparisons were made. The 60 relationships found to be significant are discussed in the analysis. Among the topics covered are: level of satisfaction with the undergraduate and graduate level of sophistication in the use of the library; a ranking of 10 ways of improving library skills; and kinds of materials undergraduate and graduate students use. Differences among academic departments, by teaching status, and in suggested methods for developing library skills are also examined. The survey instrument, comments from raw returns, and a selective bibliography of similar surveys and related materials (as identified through a 1984 literature search) are provided. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Alderman Library.