Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences

Committee Chair(s)

Kent Wood


Reed Painter


Don Smellie


Self-instructional carrels and accompanying programs are being utilized successfully in numerous areas of education . In the field of Library Science the potential is especially great because of the skills and knowledge that can be conveyed in an individualized learning situation. To date in the USU Library, this concept has not been applied. Distinct possibilities exist in the various areas of the Library. The Technical Services of the Library or that area where materials are ordered, received, and prepared for the patron's use, lends itself particularly to self-instruction. The work accomplished in Technical Services is not understood by students, patrons, nor many of the personnel working in the Library. A need for instruction and orientation is seen by the administration of the Library and a self-instructional program may correct this problem.