ERIC Number: ED361006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Survey Results: Idaho Public Library Public Relation Practices.
Idaho State Library, Boise.
In order to study library public relations practices in Idaho, a survey was mailed to all Idaho public library directors and branch librarians in 1992. The state received 88 responses to the 141 surveys mailed. Seventy-five percent of respondents reported a lack of public relations budget, and in 76 percent of the libraries, one staff member was given primary responsibility for coordinating public relations. Newspapers were found to be the most successful way that Idaho librarians promote their services to the public, with a variety of other methods used. While Idaho librarians recognized the importance of public relations, most gave their current plans low ratings, with only 3 percent considering their plans excellent, and 44 percent calling them average. Most librarians estimated that only a small percentage of the public is aware of all library services. Most libraries do not evaluate their public relations efforts. Responses to the survey questions are presented as percentages. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Library, Boise.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho