Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Date of this Version

May 1997


Published in College and Research Libraries 58(3) (May 1997): pp. 267-277. Copyright 1997 American Library Association. Used by permission.


This study identified the educational interests of library personnel and investigated whether level of interest was a valid indicator of program participation. In the fall semester of 1993, Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library surveyed all administrators, faculty, and staff. The objectives of the survey were to identify: (1) indicators of educational interests of library personnel at a medium-sized university; (2) departmental differences in educational interests; and (3) the relationship between employee interest in educational programs and employee participation in programs developed.