ERIC Number: ED340379
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
The Librarian Image: A Child's Perspective.
Jordan, Pamela A.
The purpose of this study was to measure librarian image as perceived by children. The project focused on the hypotheses that the traditional negative image of librarians is prevalent among school-age children and also, that this image is more prevalent among boys than among girls. The study involved surveying two suburban fourth grade populations in public schools west of Cleveland. A monitored questionnaire was administered by the researcher to one fourth-grade class in each of two school districts. The original research instrument was designed to measure positive and negative factors related to librarian image. Descriptive statistics were employed and results were displayed in a graphic format. Findings refuted both hypotheses. The traditional negative image of librarians was not prevalent among the school-aged children in this study, nor was it prevalent among either the male or female population. Overall, 76.9% of the total sample population rated librarians positively in total image, as did 81.5% of the female respondents and 70.6% of male respondents. A copy of the questionnaire with responses in percentages, 13 notes, and a 28-item bibliography are included. (Author/MAB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A