ERIC Number: ED254234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Ad Hoc User Instruction Committee, Texas Tech University Library. Final Revision.
Jacobs, James A.; Baber, Carolyn D.
The results of three surveys conducted in 1983--one of Texas Tech University students, one of the library staff, and one of faculty members--indicated that all three populations surveyed agreed that the library should provide bibliographic instruction for students. Preliminary profiles of user needs were developed on the basis of responses to the surveys, and the ad hoc committee concluded that these needs could best be met through a carefully planned, active program of user instruction provided by the library and coordinated by one person. The first section of this report explains and elaborates on this conclusion in four parts: (1) need for user instruction; (2) program of user instruction; (3) approaches to user instruction (including library orientation and instruction and bibliographic instruction); and (4) commitment to user instruction. The second section lists 26 recommendations for action divided into the following categories: structure and administration of user instruction, approaches to user instruction, a library use honors course, and evaluation and follow-up of this report. In addition to other supporting materials, appendices include an overview of the work of the committee, a list of sub-groups, and the questionnaires and analyses of the three surveys. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.