ERIC Number: ED316263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
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The Use of Government Publications in North Carolina Public High School Libraries.
Seymour, Donna Temple
A mail survey focused on the use of government publications in one third of North Carolina's 110 public high schools. Respondents represented a cross section of the high school librarians in the state, geographically and professionally, with and without accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) degrees. Responses from 80% of the librarians revealed the current status of and problems in high school document collections, in the use of documents by teachers and students, and in the librarians' professional backgrounds and knowledge of documents. Findings suggest that there is overwhelming agreement among librarians that they lack adequate information about documents and do not possess sufficient knowledge to promote use of these materials in public high schools. Librarians also feel that they need assistance from the regional depository library program, possibly through a newsletter regularly sent to librarians, increased information about state documents, and continuing education workshops on the subject. It was also discovered that the possession of an MLS degree correlates positively with the knowledge of documents. (22 references) (SD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: A requirement for a Master's degree, University of North Carolina. Appendices contain small type.