ERIC Number: ED184549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Information for Community Action: A Demonstration of University/Public Library Cooperation in Meeting Community Groups' Informational Needs. Final Report.
Burr, Julie; Willis, Don
A project was undertaken jointly by the Seattle Public Library and Seattle University's Community Resource Center to establish a method of making pertinent information available to community group members. Activities of the Community Resource Center were to: (1) coordinate a computerized directory of community groups, (2) publish a newsletter, (3) edit five case studies of community activities, (4) answer information and referral requests, (5) form a community information advisory committee, and (6) design and implement the project evaluation. The Seattle Public Library pursued these activities: preparation for the establishment of a community resource system, establishment of neighborhood resource centers, training sessions for library staff, and project promotion. Activities of both project participant groups were evaluated through questionnaires given to branch library staffs, project staff, and key persons involved with the project. Use of neighborhood resource centers was evaluated through pre-project and follow-up questionnaires sent to leaders of community groups. Effectiveness of the program and plans for its second year complete the report, with information-gathering tools and samples of community publications appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Libraries and Learning Resources.
Authoring Institution: Seattle Univ., WA.
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