ERIC Number: ED134141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Non-Traditional Study, The Public Library Approach: Research Study Group for the Development of an Integrated Common Data System. Final Report.
Mavor, Anne S.; And Others
This is part 2 of a report on the adult independent learning program issued by the Office of Library Independent Study and Guidance Projects of the College Entrance Examination Board, and nine participating public libraries. The framework of the evaluation and its application is detailed, and the aggregate results presented include profiles of learners, services, institutions involved, and communications. The evaluation leads to policy considerations of service feasibility, service demand and cost, data systems' effectiveness at the individual library level, and recommendations for dissemination of this approach. It is found that the project generated increased attention to the need for providing more and better quality services to adults through the public library, and that it demonstrated the successful integration of the Learner's Advisory Service with program planning and evaluation management. It also led to the formation of the Consortium for Public Library Innovation. It identified the conditions which must be met for the Learner's Advisory Service to succeed as well as the background and training requirements associated with designing, modeling and implementing the service. Appendices to the report contain descriptions of advisory and information support services, and copies of the data collection forms and recording instructions. (WBC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Independent Study, Information Services, Library Planning, Library Role, Library Services, National Programs, Pilot Projects, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Libraries, Surveys, Use Studies
College Entrance Examination Board, 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Library Research and Demonstration Branch.
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Note: For related document, see ED 126 936