A pilot study on the differing perceptions of public library services for children as expressed by primary school children, and their teachers and parents

  • Irene Evans

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis


    This pilot study examines the problem, "Has adult input into children's library services, resulted in services that children perceive as not relevant to their own recreational and information needs?". In examining this problem a questionnaire survey was conducted of a specific population of children, parents and teachers. In addition to the questionnaire survey, structured record sheets were used to record children's use of the public library serving the specific population, and children's services actually provided by the local library. The population consisted of middle and upper primary school children, from Holt Primary School, Canberra, and their parents and teachers. The study indicated discrepancies in what children perceived as important library services for children and what parents and teachers perceived as important. Discrepancies were also found between what children wanted and what was actually provided by the local library service for children.
    Date of Award1983
    Original languageEnglish

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