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ERIC Number: ED435401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 58
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Career Information Centers in Libraries: Measurement of Service Awareness.
Mikulec, Dominique Miro
A survey designed to measure student awareness of library-based career information sources was conducted in general studies classes at Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio). The student population represented traditional freshmen and adult students looking for personal or career development. The response rate (94.7%) was excellent, with 31 classes participating. The survey instrument identified student status information, library usage patterns, and career information sources. A library was used at least once during the month by 199 (74.3%) of the respondents. Cuyahoga Community College libraries were used by 107 of these respondents. Usage patterns revealed that 34.7% of the respondents who reported using a library at least once during the month used more than one type of library, and 5% of these respondents reported using more than two types of libraries. This information suggests that public library usage complements usage of campus libraries. Public library usage patterns were consistent with the geographic area where each campus is located, resulting in high usage counts for Cleveland Public Library and Cuyahoga County Public Library. Newspapers and college resources were the most frequently used career information sources. Research data from this study supports the conclusion that Cuyahoga Community College provides student access to career information through general studies classes, counseling offices, and campus libraries. Appendices include the survey instrument. (Contains 19 references and 12 tables.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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