ERIC Number: ED310773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Develop & Test Curriculum Materials for Library Service to Jail Populations. Final Report.
Cooper, Sandra M.
This project was designed to develop a curriculum guide that would: (1) provide basic information on joint planning of library services for jail populations by correctional and library personnel and inmates, inmate needs, service options, sample policies, budget, and coordination of services with existing library, jail, and community resources; (2) provide a strategy and worksheets for a step-by-step planning and decision-making process; (3) provide sample materials from jail library programs; and (4) provide examples of the variety of possible jail library programs. The project also included field testing of the curriculum guide by participants in an institute on library service to jail populations, written evaluations by users, and reports from practitioners on how they had used the manual. The introduction provides background information about the project and the compilation of the resulting guide. The next three sections report on the implementation of the project, including the people involved, the process used, issues addressed, and problems encountered; the results; and the development process. The evaluator's report by Peggy O'Donnell which follows the narrative report includes the project objectives and outcomes, evaluation methodology, the developmental process, the institute and the guide, major concerns about the guide contents, a follow-up evaluation, and conclusions and future recommendations. Eight appendices provide lists of the members of the Planning Committee, the Advisory Group, reviewers, and institute participants, as well as evaluation response sheets, the telephone interview form, and the table of contents for the guide. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Libraries and Learning Technologies (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, Chicago, IL.
Note: For the guide produced by this project, see IR 052 844.