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ERIC Number: ED382221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 118
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8389-3452-8
Output Measures and More: Planning and Evaluating Public Library Services for Young Adults.
Walter, Virginia A.
This document is a manual designed to improve library services to young adults. Information is divided into three parts: (1) "Applying the Planning and Role Setting Process to Library Services for Young Adults"; (2) "Evaluating the Results: The Measurement Process"; and (3) "The Output Measures." Part 1 discusses the Public Library Association planning and role setting process; organizational considerations; conducting the needs assessment; developing a plan for library service to young adults; and sources for additional information. Part 2 covers measurement and the planning process; managing the measurement process; collecting and analyzing the data; interpreting the results; using qualitative evaluation methods; acting on the results; and sources for additional information. Part 3 includes definitions and describes measures of the following: library use, materials use, materials availability, information services, programming, community relations, and youth participation. Appendices provide a sample interview and focus group questions, and blank work forms. (AEF)
American Library Association Book Fulfillment, 155 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606-1719 ($25; ALA members: $22.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Library Association, Chicago, IL.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Library and Information Studies.; Young Adult Library Services Association, Chicago, IL.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Part of the Public Library Development Program.