Connecting Undergraduates with Primary Sources: A Study of Undergraduate Instruction in Archives, Manuscripts, and Special Collections
The survey produced eighty-five usable responses. The majority of participants reported that their department provides classroom instruction for undergraduates. Their responses show that undergraduate instruction sessions are usually conducted for small classes, are often related to a specific course assignment, and generally address the nature of primary sources and department procedures for using original materials. While many departments find their space and staff stretched by increasing undergraduate use, most respondents felt that the challenges and benefits of serving undergraduates are worthwhile.
Advisor:Barbara B. Moran
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:archives reference services bibliographic instruction college and university students surveys special collections
Date of Publication:04/14/2005