ERIC Number: ED367333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Issues of Accessibility in High School Libraries.
The purpose of this study was: (1) to examine the opinions of a selected group of public and private high school students regarding their perceptions of the level of accessibility to their school libraries (accessibility defined as times when students think they were allowed to be in the library); (2) to determine whether or not students feel the libraries provide sufficient materials for their needs; and (3) to determine if there is a significant difference between the responses of the public and private school students. An exploratory survey using a Likert style questionnaire and two open-ended questions was administered to a sample of 206 students in 3 public and 2 private schools in the Belmont County (Ohio) and Wheeling (West Virginia) areas. This data adds to a base of information which may guide improvement of services and provides a justification for continued or increased funding of library services in high schools. Included in the appendix are the list of schools surveyed and the student questionnaire. (Contains 16 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Comparative Analysis, High Schools, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Research, Library Services, Private Schools, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Libraries, User Needs (Information), User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Student Surveys
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.