ERIC Number: ED176790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Information Needs Assessment of Rural Groups for Library Program Development.
Barron, Daniel; Curran, Charles
This final project report for the HEW Office of Libraries and Learning Resources presents guidelines for rural library personnel to plan library programs which are responsive to the needs of the community. The guide is designed to be free of jargon for maximum communicability to library personnel who do not hold advanced degrees. The section "Getting Started" explains the need for awareness of rural library user needs and outlines goals of the project. Included in "Your Community" are guidelines for collecting and analyzing demographic data. A section on "Community Information Needs" lists 24 need categories divided by subject. Identification of special library programs and community information sources is explained in two more sections, and the "Library Materials" section describes statistical identification of library holdings for each user need category. The final sections deal with formulating plans to answer information needs and publicize library services. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of School Systems (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Office of Libraries and Learning Resources.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Librarianship.