ERIC Number: ED119679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Library and Information Needs of Southern Maryland Residents.
Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
A study was made to determine the adult public's expectations and attitudes about public libraries in the southern Maryland region, which encompasses St. Mary's, Charles, and Calvert counties. Survey instruments and interviewing procedures were developed to make these determinations to create profiles of the library user and non-user based on age, race, sex, education, socio-economic level, geography, and occupation; and to discover use and awareness of library materials and services for recreational, informational and educational purposes. Data were analyzed and compiled in 25 tables with narrative explanations. Major findings were made in the areas of demographic differences, identification of everyday problems and associated information needs, recreational and informational needs and uses, education-related needs, and use and awareness of specific library materials and services. All forms and working papers are appended. (LS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, La Plata.
Authoring Institution: Westat Research, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland