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LIBRARY BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST

 

 

APPLIES TO ME:††††††† ALWAYS 3††††††††††† FREQUENTLY 2†††††††† SOMETIMES 1††††††††† NEVER 0

 

 

1.††††† WHEN I LOOK FOR A BOOK IN THE STACKS I GET THE FEELING THE BOOK ISNíT THERE.

 

2.††††† WHEN I HAVE TO GO TO THE LIBRARY I PUT IT OFF AS LONG AS I CAN.

 

3.††††† WHEN I BROWSE THROUGH THE MANY BOOKS I GET A DISCOURAGING FEELING.

 

4.††††† WHEN IíM SEARCHING THROUGH THE CARD CATALOG FOR SOME TOPICS RELEVANT TO A PAPER I HAVE TO WRITE...

 

I FEEL I SPEND MY TIME UNPRODUCTIVELY.

 

IíM EXCITED ABOUT WHAT I FIND.

 

I FEEL PESSIMISTIC ABOUT FINDING WHAT I NEED.

 

I WISH THE LIBRARIAN WOULD SHOW UP TO HELP ME.

 

5.††††† WHEN I APPROACH THE LIBRARIAN TO ASK FOR HELP...

 

I FEEL APPREHENSIVE.

 

I IMAGINE IíM BOTHERING THE LIBRARIAN

 

I FEEL HOPEFUL THAT THE LIBRARIAN WILL HELP ME.

 

IíM EXCITED ABOUT TALKING TO THE LIBRARIAN.

 

6.††††† WHEN IíM DOING LIBRARY RESEARCH ON A TOPIC IíM.INTERESTED IN

 

I FEEL THAT I SPEND TOO LITTLE TIME AT IT.

 

I FEEL THAT IíM WASTING ALOT OF MY TIME.

 

I FEEL THAT IíM DOING SOMETHING WORTHWHILE.

 

I WISH I WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

 

IíM EXCITED AND STIMULATED.

 

IíM AMAZED AT HOW WELL IT IS ORGANIZED.

 

IíM GLAD THERE ARE LIBRARIANS AROUND TO HELP.

 

I FEEL THAT MY INTELLECT IS EXPANDED.

 

I FEEL DUMB, STUPID, OR VAGUE.

 

 

7.††††† WHEN IíM DOING LIBRARY RESEARCH ON A TOPIC IíM INTERESTED IN...



LIBRARY BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST

 

1.††††† WHEN IíM DOING LIBRARY RESEARCH ON A TOPIC IíM INTERESTED IN...

 

I USE THE CARD CATALOG TO FIND RELATED TOPICS.

 

I USE THE CARD CATALOG TO FIND SOURCES.

 

I USE THE CARD CATALOG TO HELP ME ORGANIZE MY TOPIC.

 

I USE THE LC SUBJECT HEADING LIST TO DEFINE MY TOPIC AREA.

 

I ASK THE REFERENCE LIBRARIAN TO SEE IF IíVE OVERLOOKED SOME AVAILABLE RESOURCE.

 

I USE PERIODICAL INDEXES AND ABSTRACTS.

 

I USE REFERENCES IN BOOKS AND JOURNALS TO LOOK UP RELATED TOPICS.

 

I USE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS COLLECTION TO CHECK FOR RELATED MATERIALS.

 

I USE MICROFICHE/MICROFILM EQUIPMENT TO SEARCH FOR SOURCES.

 

Spring 1984††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† GSLS Research Colloquium†††††††††††† Diane Nahl-James, MLS

 

 

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