ERIC Number: ED253225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Library Needs of Part-Time Students Preparing for Professional Examinations. Library Research Digest No. 10.
The City of London Polytechnic offers a number of part-time courses leading to qualifications awarded by professional associations and similar examining bodies. The majority of the courses are taught by the departments of accounting and finance, banking and insurance, transport studies, and marketing. There are also courses in biological sciences, civil aviation, marine engineering, maritime studies, and silversmithing and jewellery. A recent conference on library use by part-time students stressed the heterogeneous nature of part-time students and underlined the importance of the library's sensitivity to their information needs. To assess the needs of this group and assist in the provision of appropriate library facilities, questionnaires were distributed to 22 professional associations and similar examining bodies to ascertain their views on the role of the library in courses leading to their examinations. This document reports the responses from 18 (82%) of the associations. Topics covered include reading lists, the importance of course reading, the importance of college library facilities, mention of library facilities in regulations and syllabuses, textbooks, the importance of keeping up-to-date, project work, proficiency in finding information, computerized bibliographic files and databases, and changes in syllabi. The library use questionnaire and a list of the professional associations and other organizations that responded are appended. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City of London Polytechnic (England). Library and Learning Resources Service.