ERIC Number: ED309777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Library Education and Resistance to Technology. Final Report.
The second phase of a 1977 University of Pittsburgh research study that focused on the resistance to technology in libraries, this parallel study of library school students and faculty continued the investigation to determine: (1) the extent to which technological transformation of library systems will tend to encounter resistance as preprofessional students enter the profession; (2) the behavioral, attitudinal, environmental, and demographic variables that may be significantly related to resistance by students; and (3) the extent to which the library school experience is designed to enhance the adaptability of students to professional change. The study, which involved a national survey of students and faculty of accredited U.S. library programs, was developed based on a behavioral sciences model. The first of two chapters in this report outlines the background, methodology, and research design of the study. The second chapter analyzes the results of the student mail survey, the faculty mail survey, and the institutional survey. Additional survey materials and the results of data analyses are provided in nine appendices, 12 tables, and three figures. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences.
Note: For a progress report and background papers, see IR 052 841.