ERIC Number: ED354900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
National Library Service Needs Assessment and Surveys Conducted on the Blackfeet & Rocky Boys Reservations, Montana. Report.
McCluskey, Murton L.
The purpose of this study was to assess the need for talking book services by blind or physically handicapped Native Americans residing on reservations in Montana. The Blackfeet Reservation, with a Native American population of approximately 7,000, and the Rocky Boy Reservation, with a Native American population of 2,400, were selected for the study. One questionnaire was developed for users, to determine if they were or had used the talking book services and if the services were adequate. A second questionnaire was designed for nonusers, to determine if they had heard of the talking books service and what the National Library Service could do to promote the service. Directors and administrators of various agencies serving the target populations were also polled to determine their knowledge of the talking books service. The results of each survey are reported separately for each reservation. Recommendations for conducting similar studies at other reservations are offered. A letter to tribe and program directors, project publicity pieces, a list of contacts, survey directions, copies of the three surveys, and a 12-page description of Montana's Indians are appended. (Contains 26 references.) (KRN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Identifiers - Location: Montana