Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105114
Title:
Should Public Libraries Hire Young Adult Specialists?
Author:
Higgins, Susan Ellen
Citation:
Should Public Libraries Hire Young Adult Specialists? 1994, 7(4):382-391 Journal of Youth Services in Libraries
Journal:
Journal of Youth Services in Libraries
Issue Date:
1994
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105114
Submitted date:
2005-03-29
Abstract:
The first national survey of services and resources for young adults showed that the percentage of young adult specialists being hired by public libraries is much lower than the percentage of young adults patrons. The reasons that a trained specialist is not widely acknowledged include difficult economic times, lack of trained staff, and the smaller percentages of young adults in the general population due to a decline in the national birth rate. This study defined the measure of user satisfaction as a measure of effectiveness by distributing questionnaires to two large urban libraries. It made suggestions to public libraries about the importance of hiring young adult specialists.
Type:
Journal Article (Paginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Libraries; Management
Local subject classification:
adolescents; evaluation; service improvement

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Susan Ellenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-03-29T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:19:40Z-
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.date.submitted2005-03-29en_US
dc.identifier.citationShould Public Libraries Hire Young Adult Specialists? 1994, 7(4):382-391 Journal of Youth Services in Librariesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105114-
dc.description.abstractThe first national survey of services and resources for young adults showed that the percentage of young adult specialists being hired by public libraries is much lower than the percentage of young adults patrons. The reasons that a trained specialist is not widely acknowledged include difficult economic times, lack of trained staff, and the smaller percentages of young adults in the general population due to a decline in the national birth rate. This study defined the measure of user satisfaction as a measure of effectiveness by distributing questionnaires to two large urban libraries. It made suggestions to public libraries about the importance of hiring young adult specialists.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectLibrariesen_US
dc.subjectManagementen_US
dc.subject.otheradolescentsen_US
dc.subject.otherevaluationen_US
dc.subject.otherservice improvementen_US
dc.titleShould Public Libraries Hire Young Adult Specialists?en_US
dc.typeJournal Article (Paginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Youth Services in Librariesen_US
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