ERIC Number: ED088479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Report For Institute For Public Libraries In Service To Young Children. Higher Education Title II-B Project, 1971-1972.
Price, Jeannie; Willis, Bernice
A three-phase project, funded under the Higher Education Act Title II-B, was initiated in 1971 to investigate and improve public library services to preschool children in North Carolina. The first goal of the project was to locate and describe existing services with a field survey covering 36 counties. Although the survey technique and questionnaire used were not completely satisfactory, the results did indicate a need for improved services to children and for the recruitment of more qualified librarians. Information gathered in the field survey was then used in phase II of the project: the formulation of curriculum for the Early Childhood Library Specialist Program at the Library School of North Carolina Central University. Fifteen students participated in this program, which included practicum experience in a model "Early Learning Center and Toybrary" and work in a Parent/Child Project. Informal interviews with the students indicated favorable attitudes at the completion of the training. An evaluation of the third phase of the project--utilization of the information gathered in the first two phases to expand the library school's curriculum--could not yet be made. (SL)
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Sponsor: North Carolina Central Univ., Durham. School of Library Science.
Authoring Institution: Learning Inst. of North Carolina, Durham.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title II