ERIC Number: ED291398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Using Your Library Effectively.
Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN.
This collection of materials for a three-hour instructional program for young people and adults in the effective use of the public library includes an introduction to the program, a teaching guide for the librarian, a packet of materials for students, and a summary of 90 evaluations of the program as it was presented at two area libraries and three community libraries in the Hennepin County (Minnesota) Library system in 1987. The search strategy workshop begins with a slide or video tape introduction describing the range of resources available in the library, which is followed by a description of the book and microfiche catalogues. Participants are then given a tour of the library and instructed in the use of periodicals, periodical indexes, selected reference books, and how to expand their options for services and materials through interlibrary loan and Metropolitan and State Networks. Flip charts, transparencies, handouts, sample pages, and a slide tape show, "Books and a Whole Lot More," are used as visual aids. Approximately 400 people take and evaluate the course each year, resulting in an ongoing revision of the manual by the program librarians. (CGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN.