Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. James Rice

Second Advisor

Dr. Hardy Carroll

Third Advisor

Dr. Arturo Fernandez

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this study was to collect data that could help assess the library needs of a sample of college freshman enrolled at the University of Puerto Rico for the school year 1980-81.

Data were collected by means of a 50 item library test and 8 survey type questions.

As indicated by the test scores and by the students' answers to the survey questions: library instruction is needed in six of the seven subject areas covered by the library test and in a ll the subject areas specified by the questionnaire; library instruction is needed by 75% of the freshmen students participating in this study; there is a need for library assignments which require and teach the use of the library; instruction on the use of the library is needed most by the students enrolled in the first level Spanish courses and by the students from outside the San Juan Metropolitan area.