ERIC Number: ED368392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-30
Reference Count: 0
A Unique Partnership between Schools and the Community Library: The Biglerville Elementary School Community Library Program. An Evaluative Report.
Jaffe, Lawrence; Tassia, Margaret
The Biglerville Community Library Project was a cooperative effort between the Upper Adams School District and the Adams County Public Library (Pennsylvania). Its goal was to create a library service program for the underserved residents of the Biglerville community. The objectives of the program were: (1) to continue to strengthen the on-going program at the Biglerville Elementary School; (2) to enhance the program's ability to provide services to clients not served at the elementary level; (3) to increase the number of residents participating in the use of a library system by providing materials for the target clients; (4) to increase the depth and scope of information resource sharing at the high school and adult levels; (5) to enhance already existing resources with core collections from the Adams County Library System; and (6) to promote reading both at school and at home with educationally sound materials and programs. This report contains the following sections: a brief literature review; program description; methodology, including governance, services, staff, collection and resources, location and facilities, budget, and marketing; evaluation; personal observations from library users; conclusions; recommendations; and a framework for future cooperative ventures. (JLB)
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Information Services, Community Programs, Community Services, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Futures (of Society), Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Extension, Library Services, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Shared Library Resources, Users (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Library Programs.; Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Upper Adams School District, Biglerville, PA.