ERIC Number: ED327194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
School/College Cooperation: Policies and Program.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Libraries.
Intended for use in secondary schools by the teachers and librarians responsible for the preparation of college-bound students, these guidelines of a program of the Ohio State University (OSU) libraries were designed to help secondary school students achieve a basic level of library literacy prior to entering college, instruct them about the purpose and general organization of academic libraries, and familiarize them with the basic structure of research strategies. The guidelines describe the philosophy of the OSU libraries and outline policies about the collection and services, borrowing materials, library etiquette, and orientation and instructional services. Minimum competencies for incoming freshmen are discussed, i.e., knowing how to use the standard reference materials and the library catalog. Appended materials include library assignments and additional information for students: (1) strategies and step-by-step instructions for selecting and pursuing a research topic; (2) a library assignment, in which students practice analyzing an editorial about a current news topic; (3) a library research skills self-assessment; (4) a 37-item glossary of library terms; (5) a list of 27 related readings; and (6) a directory of the Ohio State University Libraries. (SD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Libraries.