ERIC Number: ED382221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Community Relations, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Definitions, Evaluation Methods, Library Administration, Library Development, Library Guides, Library Materials, Library Planning, Library Role, Library Services, Needs Assessment, Public Libraries, Users (Information), Youth Programs
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
Authoring Institution: Public Library Association, Chicago, IL.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Library and Information Studies.; Young Adult Library Services Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: Part of the Public Library Development Program.