ERIC Number: ED333899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Academic Library Services and the Learning Disabled College Student.
Gustafson, Julia; Langan, Kerry
In addition to a literature review emphasizing definitions, statistics, and legislation concerning learning disabilities, this paper presents the results of a 1987 survey of academic libraries regarding their services for postsecondary learning disabled students. Responses (n=525) to the questionnaire indicated that, as a group, academic librarians lack sufficient knowledge of learning disabilities and generally do not provide services specifically designed to meet the needs of learning disabled college students. Recommendations for improving services for this population are offered. Analyses of the survey data for specific questions are provided in seven appendices. (16 references) (Author/BBM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a continuing education workshop, "Library Services and the Learning Disabled" (Buffalo, NY, June 8, 1990).