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ERIC Number: ED354921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study To Determine How Public Libraries Serve Reluctant Readers in Ohio.
Pettit, Doris
Librarians often note the lack of guidance for collecting high interest low reading level materials for the reluctant reader. To assist public libraries in Ohio to serve reluctant readers more effectively, a survey was conducted to determine the problems of recommending reading materials for reluctant readers and the problems of buying books for reluctant readers. Data were collected through a questionnaire sent to young adult or children's librarians in 44 counties in Ohio. Libraries with a total income tax distribution of $500,001 to $1,000,000 were chosen for the survey. Responses to the study's 9-item survey were received from 33 librarians. Replies indicated that only limited efforts are being made to serve the reluctant reader. There is no consistent way that materials are shelved or identified by color code for ready access to a librarian advising a reluctant reader. Only eight libraries have prepared their own reluctant reader bibliographies. In general, the collections of responding libraries are ineffective because of lack of preparation and maintenance of bibliographies. Eight figures illustrate study findings. Appended is the Fry Readability Formula. (Contains 29 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio