Output Measures and More: Planning and Evaluating Public Library Services for Young Adults

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Twenty-five forms to help quantify young adult activity in your library, including circulation rates, program attendance, and equipment use.
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Overview

Twenty-five forms to help quantify young adult activity in your library, including circulation rates, program attendance, and equipment use.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780838934524
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Pages: 17

Table of Contents

Figures
Presidents' Message
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Applying the Planning and Role Setting Process to Library Services for Young Adults 7
The PLA Planning and Role Setting Process 8
Organizational Considerations 8
Conducting the Needs Assessment 9
Developing a Plan for Library Service to Young Adults 12
Sources for Additional Information 20
Pt. 2 Evaluating the Results: The Measurement Process 23
Measurement, Public Libraries, and Service to Young Adults 24
Managing the Measurement Process 25
Collecting and Analyzing the Data 29
Interpreting the Results 30
Using Qualitative Evaluation Methods 31
Acting on the Results 35
Sources for Additional Information 35
Pt. 3 The Output Measures 39
Important Definitions 40
Library Use Measures 40
Materials Use Measures 52
Materials Availability Measures 61
Information Services Measures 68
Programming Measures 72
Community Relations Measures 75
Youth Participation Measures 77
Some Last Words of Encouragement 81
App. A Sample Interview and Focus Group Questions 83
App. B Blank Work Forms 85
Index 115
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