ERIC Number: ED263926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Minimum Library Use Skills: Standards, Test, and Bibliography.
Carr, Jo Ann, Ed.
Compiled by the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians' (WAAL) Education and Library Use Committee, the Test of Minimum Library Use Skills provides examples of questions which may be used to assess students' knowledge of the 13 minimum library use skills adapted by the WAAL membership in 1983. The 59 multiple choice questions that make up the test address the minimum skills to be acquired by all Wisconsin college students by the end of their sophomore year: (1) knowing the physical arrangement of materials and services; (2) knowing how to choose appropriate subject headings to research a topic; (3) locating resources by searching under author, title, or subject, in the card, online, COM (computer output microfiche), or book catalog; (4) interpreting the bibliographic information found; (5) using appropriate periodical indexes, abstracts, or subject bibliographies; (6) interpreting the information found in indexes; (7) interpreting the information found in the library's periodical records; (8) distinguishing citations to books from citations to periodicals, and recognizing citations to audiovisual materials and government documents; (9) compiling a basic bibliography; (10) understanding the library's call number system; (11) using basic reference sources including dictionaries, encyclopedias, yearbooks, almanacs, and statistical sources; (12) using microforms and other audiovisual materials and equipment; and (13) knowing when to consult a librarian. A bibliography and test answer key are included. (THC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin