ERIC Number: ED066173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Systems Analysis of Southwestern Spanish Speaking Users and Nonusers of Library and Information Services Developing Criteria to Design an Optimal Model Concept. Final Report.
National Education Resources Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.
This project was conceived to scientifically factor the elements of importance and then to formulate library systems concepts that would have short and long range meaning to the Mexican American community. A three phase program was initiated to achieve these objectives. The first phase was a seven group survey to determine (1) how many Mexican Americans use library facilities, (2) what element of the population they represent, (3) what benefits they derive from the system and (4) what socio-economic factors affect library usage in the Mexican American community. The seven surveys included: (1) users of libraries, (2) non-users of libraries, (3) top level administrators of public libraries, (4) working librarians of public libraries, (5) top level administrators of public and parochial schools, (6) working librarians of public and parochial schools and (7) administrators of community/junior colleges. The second phase consisted of analyzing the data of the surveys to determine the city demographic differences or the personal Mexican American attributes that were causal effects in library usage and non-usage. The third phase extended the knowledge derived from the surveys to anticipate near term and long term community requirements and the libraries' possible response and participation in these needs. (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Education Resources Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.
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