ERIC Number: ED174203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report of the Pioneer Library System: LSCA #78-19 Central Library Young Adult Study Project.
This report describes a study which was made by the Central Library of Rochester Public Library to determine how Central could best serve the needs of young adults and encourage them to be library users after financial cutbacks forced the closing of their Teen Lounge. Data were gathered in the period from August 1977 to May 1978 through staff interviews and a series of questionnaires completed by young adults in Monroe County libraries and community libraries, secondary school students, and teenage non-users in a shopping mall. The report is divided into six major parts: (1) a description of young adults and their characteristics, (2) the information needs/library needs of young adults, (3) young adult use of Central Library, (4) an evaluation of the resources and services of Central Library, (5) a discussion of what exists versus what is needed, and (6) recommendations for action. Appendices include copies of the interview guide and three questionnaires, together with methodology statements and a synopsis of the findings for all of the data gathering instruments. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rochester Public Library, NY.