by J. G. BREWER & P. J. HILLS Tuition in the use of libraries and of subject literature has a long history, dating back in a few cases into the later years of the nineteenth century. More recently, there has been a dramatic expansion of interest in this field, which is evident both from surveys of practice and from the professional literature. In the U. K. the latest survey reported in 1973 that 90 % of universities had orientation programmes, and that bibliographic instruction was provided by 59 % for undergraduates and by 86 % for postgraduate students.1 The growth represented by these figures has been matched by a steady stream of papers reporting experiences with particular courses and advancing various opinions and theories. It would appear that reader instruction has been generally accepted (at least by librarians) as a proper and desirable function of the library in higher education. The collective experience available from the literature and from past practice is, however, surprisingly inadequate in suggesting solutions to many of the complex problems which quickly arise in any attempt to institute a systematic instructional programme. The literature up to 1972 has been well reviewed by Scrivener, who
Libri - International Journal of Libraries and Information Services – de Gruyter
Published: Jan 1, 1976
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