ERIC Number: ED307897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-May
Reference Count: N/A
Libraries and Literacy Education: Comprehensive Survey Report.
Zweizig, Douglas L.; And Others
This comprehensive report details the activities of a study which investigated public, public secondary school, community college, academic, state institutional, and state library agencies, in order to: (1) assess the current status of libraries in literacy education; (2) determine an expanded role for libraries in literacy education; and (3) identify library literacy programs that could serve as models. The report contains an overview of the current status of literacy services in libraries based on a literature review (chapter 1); descriptions of the methodology and results of the library surveys, which sought information on the involvement of each type of library in literacy education (chapters 2-6); and eight case studies of model programs (chapter 7). Eight observations based on the findings of the surveys and the case studies conclude the report: (1) library involvement in literacy varies greatly; (2) illiteracy will not be acted on if it is not seen; (3) literacy activities fit into a constellation of library services; (4) library literacy activities fit into a context of community service; (5) literacy services may not be institutionalized in the library; (6) volunteers are key personnel; (7) evaluation is a critical area for development; and (8) libraries are finding their place in the literacy effort. Four appendixes contain a 151-item bibliography of the literature on libraries and literacy education; a list of project references; survey cover letters and questionnaires; and a site visit interview schedule. (CGD)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Institutional Libraries, Library Role, Library Surveys, Literacy Education, Models, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, School Libraries, Secondary Education, State Libraries
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Library and Information Studies.