The development of an instrument for measuring library instructional services and organizational climate in academic libraries

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Janice Annette Safrit (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Keith Wright

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to develop instrument to measure perceived organizational climate and library instructional services. An underlying purpose of the study was the determination of the existance of a relationship between organizational climate and an institution’s ability to provide a successful library instruction program. The focus of the research was the design, development, and testing of the Academic Library Instructional Services Survey (ALISS) for use in the diagnosis of an organizational climate suitable for promoting instruction in library use within academic libraries; The ALISS consists of five climate scales; ESPRIT, SELF-STUDY AND PLANNING, INSTRUCTION AND UTILIZATION, SUPPORT, and INNOVATION. The instrument was based on the Modified Institutional Functioning Inventory developed by Alan R. Samuels.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
Academic libraries $x Administration
Academic libraries $x Relations with faculty and curriculum
Library orientation
Library orientation for college students

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