ERIC Number: ED398929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Training in Academic Libraries. CLIP Note #24.
Robles, Kimberley, Comp.; Wyatt, Neal, Comp.
This College Library Information Packet (CLIP) Note surveys training programs in small and medium-sized academic libraries. In August 1995, 265 small and medium-sized academic libraries were sent a questionnaire; the response rate was 78% (n=206). A comprehensive analysis of survey results is followed by examples of training documentation submitted by various academic libraries, for both new and experienced librarians. Training documents included discuss: training design; structure of training; reference desk and patron service; library instruction; outreach skills; evaluation methods for both the trainee and the training program; and comprehensive training documents. Other survey topics included reference collection and subject specialist knowledge, database training, and Internet services. Contains 26 references. (SWC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Curriculum, Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Internet, Librarians, Library Collections, Library Education, Library Instruction, Library Science, Library Statistics, Library Surveys, Questionnaires, Reference Services, Training Methods
American Library Association, Order Fulfillment, 155 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606-1719 (ACRL members: $27.95; non-members: $31.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.