ERIC Number: ED342410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Auraria Library Instruction Program.
Auraria Library, Denver, CO.
In order to meet the needs of a diverse user population from three different institutions of higher learning, this information packet presents a menu of instructional options from which patrons can choose. (Located on a large urban campus, the Auraria Library serves students, faculty, and staff from the Community College of Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the University of Colorado at Denver, as well as the public. It is noted that each of the colleges has unique goals, missions, and student populations.) Brief descriptions of the library and a pilot library instruction program are followed by a copy of the Auraria Library Handbook, which is divided into four main sections. "Organization of the Library" provides orientation information about the library and its services. Basic information is given about where to go with questions, how materials are organized, and the kinds of materials that are available and where they are located. "Finding Information" forms the core of the handbook. It provides steps for finding books, articles, government publications, and other materials needed for research. Also included in this section is an overview of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries (CARL) computer system (which includes the Auraria Library Catalog) with tips for searching the system. "Selecting Library Materials for Your Topic" deals with the overall process of doing research and includes a library research strategy. The final chapter presents answers to frequently asked questions about the library. Making up the major part of the packet are point of use guides for the library's indexes, information about searching CARL, research strategy guides, and library use guides. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Authoring Institution: Auraria Library, Denver, CO.