ERIC Number: ED037228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-1
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Library Service for Commuting Students: A Preliminary Study of Problems in Four Southeastern New York Counties. Studies in Interlibrary Relations, Number One.
Gocek, Matilda A.
This study of commuting student use of public libraries was confined to certain key public libraries in the New York counties of Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and a section of Ulster. The purpose of this preliminary enquiry was to determine: (1) what students use public library services, how often and what materials are sought, (2) the attitudes of student users of public libraries vs. attitudes towards their academic libraries, (3) the degree of hardship imposed upon local public libraries by student demands, (4) how well the public library fills student demands, and (5) the possibility of further study into the relationship of the public library to the educational system as structured by the New York State Education Department. Study data were collected through: a review of literature pertaining to library services to commuting students, interviews with public library directors in key areas and with a random selection of commuting students, and visits to small public libraries. This enquiry showed that the library uses of the college student are a matter of community concern because responsibility cannot be successfully consigned to the college at which he is matriculated, and that more consideration of this neglected problem is needed. Specific recommendations are made for additional studies and surveys. (Author/JB)
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Authoring Institution: Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, Poughkeepsie.
Identifiers - Location: New York