ERIC Number: ED262790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan-8
Reference Count: N/A
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Village Library Project. An Evaluative Study.
Tennant, Edward; Kolb, Audrey
As the originator and administrator of the Village Library Project in Alaska, Kuskokwim Community College commissioned this study to: (1) determine the status quo of the 16 village libraries in the delta area; (2) identify the factors which help determine their success; (3) determine whether they can successfully operate independently without college support and coordination; and (4) help plot the future of the village libraries. The first of six chapters briefly describes the project and the report. The second chapter details elements of the study's evaluation process: philosophical basis, calendar of events, documents reviewed, on-site activities, and report preparation. The examination of the library installations provided in Chapter 3 includes general observations, indicators of success, and recommendations for each of 10 major criteria identified as vital to the success of village libraries: physical facilities, personnel, training, collections, administration, services, community response, public relations, cultural adaptation, and networking. Chapter 4 examines the three major current support systems for village libraries: village government, Kuskokwim College and Library, and state-level support. Chapter 5 examines the unique relationship between Kuskokwim Community College and the village libraries, and the final chapter presents a summary of the evaluation findings and recommendations. Appendices include: a list of village libraries and personnel; site visit reports; a description of summer reading programs in general; and a statement on automated networking. (THC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kuskokwim Community Coll., Bethel, AK.; Alaska State Library, Juneau.
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Associates, Inc., Bellevue, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska