ERIC Number: ED090941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Vigo County Public Library Mediamobile: Evaluation of a Library Services Act Project.
Pahl, E. Patricia; Pahl, Thomas L.
The Vigo County (Indiana) Public Library received a two-year grant, under the Library Services and Construction Act, to improve services to the disadvantaged in urban and rural areas. A program was developed to use a converted bookmobile to deliver films, records, video tape, viewmasters, tape recorders, and other "new" media to the OEO Community Center area of Terre Haute and to several geographically isolated areas of Vigo County. This service was planned in cooperation with the various agencies serving these populations. A team from Indiana State University evaluated the program in terms of its objectives, and found that 1) the potential of the new media in public library programs was demonstrated, particularly the use of video tape; 2) excellent cooperation between library staff and other agencies, such as OEO and extension services was established; 3) the mediamobile provided media resources unavailable elsewhere; 4) the disadvantaged responded positively to the new media; 5) the information and assistance provided helped children improve their attitude toward and capacity for learning; and 6) the disadvantaged participated in the services equally with other citizens. A bibliography is appended. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act