ERIC Number: ED460679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
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Adult Returning Students and Their Library Needs.
Interviews with 20 adult returning students investigated their library needs. Seventeen female and three male undergraduates aged 23 years and older at colleges in three cities in North Carolina participated. Many adult students have needs that differ from those of traditional undergraduates, especially in dealing with technology. The time pressures under which many adult students operate should be acknowledged by the college and its library. All library workers should have patience with returning and adult students. User training should be available for these students at times they can attend. A systemic approach to the adult returning student will yield better results than individual reactive methods. Input should be sought from the students themselves since their needs have implications for decisions about library operation, budgeting, and staffing. Appendixes include a chart of adult student statistics, a study consent form, and the interview format. (Contains 2 tables and 34 references.) SLD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Research Paper, North Carolina State University.