Off-Campus Students' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Library User Education
Craig, Monica, Central Michigan University Off-campus Library Services
Schultz, Kim E., Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University
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Library instruction; Bibliographic instruction; Teacher attitudes; College faculty; Library orientation for college students -- Evaluation; Academic libraries -- Off-campus services; Management -- Study and teaching (Graduate)
In January, 1990, Central Michigan University's Michigan Metropolitan region (MIMET) began to offer MSA 600, a course in administrative and research methods, as a foundation to the core courses for the Master of Science in Administration (MSA) degree. The course is designed to acquaint students with research processes and tools used in selecting and developing a problem, project, or issue for analysis. An important component of this course is the literature review. Off-campus librarians conduct a bibliographic instruction session which can be described as an interactive module outlining the steps involved in the review of the literature. This paper will examine the effectiveness of library user instruction to off-campus graduate students in an administration curriculum. A user evaluation survey was administered to students who have completed the MSA degree program. The findings of this survey were analyzed to determine the value of the library use component to successful completion of assignments in subsequent courses and the final integrative project.
Craig, M.H. and Schultz, K.E. (1993). "Off-Campus Students' Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Library User Education." In Off-Campus Library Services Conference, & Jacob, C. J. The Sixth Off-campus Library Services Conference Proceedings: Kansas City, Missouri, October 6-8, 1993. Mount Pleasant, Mich: Central Michigan University, 73-82.