ERIC Number: ED354920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music Library.
Potter, Linda L.
A study was conducted of the facilities, collection, and services of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music Library at Kent State University (Ohio). A survey of 130 students (response rate of about 32.5 percent) identified users of the library, how they use it, and the extent to which the library meets users' needs. Overall, 73 percent of the respondents were satisfied with the Glauser Library, although many suggestions were made for improvement in terms of the building and facilities, equipment, collection, and staff. A survey of 19 faculty members (response rate of 21.1 percent) indicated that 68 percent are satisfied with the system for handling reserve books, but all felt that there was room for improvement and suggestions were made accordingly. The collection of the library was evaluated using two books that give lists of recommended works for the music library. The collection of the Glauser Library contains 74 percent of the materials recommended by these authorities. Nine tables present study findings. Two appendixes contain the student and faculty surveys. (Contains 14 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Libraries, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Library Collections, Library Facilities, Library Materials, Library Technical Processes, Music, Musicians, Nonprint Media, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Use Studies, User Needs (Information), User Satisfaction (Information), Users (Information)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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