ERIC Number: ED456851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Curriculum Design/Instruction in Library Research Skills.
The purpose of this curriculum design is to teach college students library research skills. The gap in the existing condition is that students entering college for the first year are unable to do a college level research paper because they lack the necessary library research skills. This is the existing condition. To train students to improve their library research skills will result in the expected condition. This in turn will bridge the gap between the existing and the desired conditions. The target audience consists of community college students and adult learners. The methodology is to examine the data gathered from interviews and questionnaires to determine the gap between the students' existing knowledge of library research skills and the existing library research skills offered at college. Participants consist of freshman college students and adult learners, ages 18 to 60. The teaching faculty and librarians are also involved in a teaching and instructional consulting capacity. Results from analysis of the questionnaires indicate that there are four areas of research that are used in most libraries: card catalog, reference area, computers, and periodicals. It appears that students have more success with accessing materials from the card catalog and the computer. It is recommended that a curriculum design be developed to train students to be proficient in library research skills in all areas of the library. The Curriculum Design Plan is outlined, with instructional components, activities and the lesson plan. (AEF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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