ERIC Number: ED158716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Special Library Project, Louisiana Training Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Smith, Ledell B.
The Scenic High School Special Library Project was a six month pilot program of planning and conducting library related programs and services for Levels II and III juveniles of the Louisiana Training Institute. Its purposes were to identify library materials and activities having significant appeal for juveniles, to encourage better use of the institution library with sufficient effectiveness to invite use of the community library upon release, and to evaluate the effect of such a program on the use of the institution library. From observations of the students' reading interests, information gathered during "rap" sessions, and responses made to a library attitude survey, 449 paperback books were purchased for reading. Other activities and programs included poster and filmstrip design, writing contests, viewing feature films, and field trips off-campus; evaluation sheets were completed by the students after each program or activity to measure their reactions. To determine whether active and interesting programming, new materials, and equipment could modify their attitude towards libraries, a survey form was constructed and distributed during the first four weeks of the program and at the end; results indicated that the program was successful in changing student attitudes. A descriptive evaluation by the program's director is also included. New releases, an outline of program activities, comments from students and staff who participated in the program, a copy of the library survey, and a detailed listing of project expenditures are appended. (Author/JPF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana Training Inst., Baton Rouge.