ERIC Number: ED346858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Strategies and Techniques for Public Library Children's Services: A Sourcebook.
Robbins, Jane; And Others
The 28 papers in this sourcebook relate to the evaluation of children's services in public libraries: (1) "Introduction to Evaluation" (Jane Robbins and Douglas Zweizig); (2) "Research and Measurement in Library Services to Children" (Adele Fasick); (3) "Evaluating Children's Services" (Diana Young); (4) "What Is Good about Children's Library Service--How Can You Tell?" (Karen Krueger); (5) "Evaluation of Children's Services" (Mary Chelton); (6) "Looking Around" (Charles McClure, et al.); (7) "Information To Support Planning for Children's Services" (Douglas Zweizig); (8) "Systematic Observation" (Jane Robbins); (9) "Interviewing Young Children" (Lynn McDonald and Holly Willett); (10) "Interviewing Using Micro-moments and Backward Chaining" (Eliza Dresang); (11) "Sampling" (Jane Robbins); (12) "Introduction to Sampling in a Nutshell'" (Morris Slonim); (13) "Questionnaires" (Jane Robbins); (14) "Construction of the Questionnaire in Survey Research" (Barbara Moran); (15) "Examples of Questionnaires Designed To Deal with Children's Services"; (16) "Introducing an Environment Rating Scale for Public Library Children's Services (Holly Willett); (17) "Sampling" (Nancy Van House, et al.); (18) "National Statistics on Public Library Service to Children: Why and How To Get Them" (Mary Jo Lynch); (19) "Output Measures for Children's Services in Wisconsin Public Libraries" (Douglas Zweizig, Joan Braune and Gloria Waity); (20) "Managing Children's Library Collections Through Objective Data" (Craighton Hippenhammer); (21)"Book Discussion as an Evaluation Tool" (Holly Willett); (22) "Beyond Reviews: Using Book Discussion as a Method for New Materials Selection" (Kathleen Horning); (23) "Use of Discussion in Reconsideration of a Title" (Dianne Hopkins); (24) "Discussion for Awards and Distinctions" (Eliza Dresang); (25) "Guidelines for Book Discussions" (Ginny Kruse and Kathleen Horning); (26) "Commentary on an Approach to Discussion: The CCBC Guidelines for Book Discussion" (Holly Willett); (27) "The Politics of Evaluation" (Jane Goodwin); and (28) "Reporting the Results of Library Research" (W. Boyd Rayward). (MAB)
Descriptors: Childrens Libraries, Childrens Literature, Data Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Interviews, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Planning, Library Research, Library Services, Library Statistics, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, Surveys
Publications Office, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Library and Information Studies, 600 North Park St., Madison, WI 53706 ($18 prepaid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Library and Information Studies.
Note: Based on presentations given and materials used in Institute on Evaluation Strategies and Techniques for Public Library Children's Services (Madison, WI, May 1989).