Internet Training of CUNY Librarians

Jiang, William Internet Training of CUNY Librarians., 1998 Final Project for Masters of Library Science thesis, Queens College. [Thesis]


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This paper chronicles Internet learning and usage habits of a sample size of 113 of the total universe of 320 CUNY (City Univeristy of New York) academic librarians as of the fall 1998 semester. The respondents to the survey represent a random sample of the eleven senior colleges, six junior colleges, the graduate center library and the law school library. The Internet usage and learning habits of CUNY librarians demonstrate the proactive approach that CUNY library management took to the technological training needs of its employees. The survey results show that work-led training consisted mostly of mentoring by colleagues and in-house workshops. Self-directed learning (SDL) was also an important component of the total Internet learning picture for these CUNY librarians. In the course of this paper's completion it was noted that despite the wide array of technological training methods available that use multimedia and other electronic mediums, human training, either peer to peer or workshop methods, were the most widely used modality. The sample of librarians surveyed was a heterogeneous sample in that five decades of librarians were represented; however, it was a group of individual librarians which were united by showing their dedication through service to the CUNY mission of offering access to a quality education regardless of the student's race, religion, or ethnicity.

Item type: Thesis (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: CUNY, Internet Training
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BG. Information dissemination and diffusion.
G. Industry, profession and education. > GI. Training.
Depositing user: William Jiang
Date deposited: 04 Nov 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:15


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