ERIC Number: ED152379
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Community Colleges, Public Libraries, and the Humanities: A Study of Cooperative Programs. Final Report.
Drake, Sandra L.; Lynch, Mary Jo
A study of cooperation between community colleges and public libraries relative to community education in the humanities utilized a three-phase data collection plan. Phase I surveyed 198 colleges that had responded to an earlier community education survey and indicated they cooperated with public libraries; 169 responded. In Phase II, a revised questionnaire was sent to all remaining community colleges; 528 of 1,043 responded. Both Phase I and II explored various cooperative community education service arrangements, such as one library serving both the college and the community, the public library operating the college library under contract, the library making space available for college classes or programs, and joint public programs planned by the library and the college. Cooperative program subject matter was also examined. Phase III involved close examination of six selected college/public library cooperative pairs in terms of program initiation, continuation, change, evaluation, advice, funding, success and problems. A unique arrangement between Flathead Valley Community College and the Flathead County Free Library in Kalispell, Montana was included in the Phase III, matched-pair investigation. A bibliography and copies of the survey instruments are appended. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Public Library Association, Chicago, IL.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Pages 32-34 and Appendix C have been deleted due to poor reproducibility