ERIC Number: ED116704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Project Outreach (YO-MA-CO-CO) Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.
Rogers, A. Robert
The goals of Project Outreach were: to place library materials in agencies throughout the county; to offer film programs, filmstrip presentations, and talks; to continue cooperative ventures in the use of braille and talking books; to continue to utilize tape cassettes; to provide materials to handicapped persons; to make available large print materials; to continue a public relations program; and to establish a local oral history archive through a collection of tape interviews. In order to evaluate the program, questionnaires were sent to: (1) administrators of agencies that had participated in the project; (2) those who had not participated; (3) the staff of the public library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio; and (4) the staff of Project Outreach. It was concluded that Project Outreach represented a creative response to an urgent community need and should be continued. The four questionnaires and the statistical data used to tabulate the response are included. Supplementary data cover the oral history project and a timescale of local historical events from 1890 to 1945. A log of the hours spent in data gathering and evaluation is appended. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Braille, Disadvantaged, Evaluation Methods, Films, Filmstrips, Library Materials, Library Services, Magnetic Tape Cassettes, Oral History, Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, Rural Areas, Statistical Data, Talking Books, Use Studies, Visual Impairments
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Library, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Youngstown and Mahoning County Public Library, Youngstown, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act