ERIC Number: ED367365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Older Adult Services in Northeastern Ohio Public Libraries.
Fegen, Darlene A.
The purpose of this study is to determine the level of public library service given to those over age 64 in the seven Ohio counties which make up the Northeastern Ohio Library Association (NOLA). Based on a survey of the 34 public libraries in NOLA, this study of older adult services may be used as a basis for setting performance goals and objectives against which a library's success may be gauged. The investigation is based on the assumption that the needs and requirements of this particular segment of the population ought not be submerged by being grouped into adult services, that they have a specific claim on the resources of the public library. The following areas were analyzed: library staff attitudes; information and resources; service for all older adults; cultural, economic, and ethnic differences; liaisons; employment; planning participation; changing needs studies; budget commitments; and library comparisons. The survey questionnaire is included in the appendix. (Contains 27 references.) (JLB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Library Administration, Library Associations, Library Extension, Library Personnel, Library Services, Library Surveys, Older Adults, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, Retirement, Social Attitudes, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ohio (Northeast)
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.