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Services and Resources for Children and Young Adults in Public Libraries. Statistical Analysis Report [microform] / Sheila Heaviside and Others
Bib ID 5586002
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Heaviside, Sheila
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
132 p. 
ISBN 9780160482618
0160482615
Summary

the findings are presented of 1994 surveys on services and resources for children and young adults (ages 12-18) in public libraries. Each survey was conducted with a different nationally representative sample of public libraries. Data was collected for individual buildings rather than for library systems. Findings indicate the following: (1) children and young adults represent 60% of public library patronage; (2) 30% of public librarians specialize in youth services; (3) 39% of libraries employ a children's librarian, 11% have a young adult librarian, and 24% have a youth services specialist on staff; (4) 30% of all public libraries have only one librarian on staff; (5) ethnic diversity of children and young adult patrons has increased over 40% in the last 5 years; (6) computer technologies are among the most heavily used children's and young adult resources in public libraries and are also the most scarce; (7) many library programs primarily target preschool and kindergarten children; (8) only 76% of public libraries report working with schools; (9) only one in seven libraries offer homework assistance programs; (10) 11% of public libraries have neither a young adult collection or section; and (11) insufficient library staff is a leading barrier to increasing services and resources for children and young adults. Survey data is provided in 21 tables and 14 figures. Appendices present survey methodology and data reliability, a list of tables with standard errors, and survey forms. (AEF)

Notes

Availability: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.

Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

ERIC Note: For the first national survey of young adults (1988), see ED 301 999 and for the first national survey of children, see ED 320 610.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adolescents.  |  Childrens Libraries.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Ethnic Groups.  |  Homework.  |  Librarians.  |  Library Materials.  |  Library Services.  |  Library Surveys.  |  Public Libraries.  |  Tables (Data)  |  Users (Information)
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD
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