ERIC Number: ED093344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Library Listens: Delaware Library Association Survey, 1973. A Survey of Present Use and Future Needs.
Wilson, Robert A.; Figura, Roger
To gian information for library planning, a telephone survey was conducted throughout the state of Delaware, gauging citizens' use of and opinions about their public libraries. A careful random selection was made of phone numbers from each school district, and 4,306 respondents were interviewed between the months of May and October 1973. Respondents were asked about their current and past use of the public library, activities performed there (e.g. browsing, research, use of media), location and time convenience, and specific activities, equipment, and/or services they would like to have in their library. Use of the library (both general usage and for a specific activity) were separately correlated to respondent's occupation, educational attainment, and the distance from their home to the library. This report presents a narrative description of survey results, tables of data, with statewide totals, and separate results for the city of Wilmington and for New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties, and a copy of the questionnaire used. (SL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Delaware Library Association, Dover.
Authoring Institution: Delaware Univ., Newark. Div. of Urban Affairs.
Identifiers - Location: Delaware