Academic

A 1965 survey of libraries in colleges with enrollments generally between 500 and 5,000 (sample size: 200; responding: 157; usable because of offering a program in library instruction: 126 or 63%) showed thatthe most common means of instruction was through library lectures in freshman English classes (reported in 98 or 62% institutions), with librarians providing lectures in 45 institutions and the English instructor providing the lectures in 53 institutions.                       (Source)

A 1967 random survey of 200 members of The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (94 responding) seeking information on library user education practices showed that19 (20%) used a combination of handbooks, lectures, and tours; 89 (95%) gave orientation for freshmen only; 8 (9%) offered a credit class; and 17 (18%) offered no library instruction at all.             (Source)

Dr. David Kohl

 "Libraries in the digital age are experiencing the most profound transformation since ancient Mesopotamian scribes first began gathering and organizing cuneiform tablets."

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