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The College Collection: Using Academic Support to Conduct Public Library Surveys
Public Libraries
  • Kurt Schlichting, Fairfield University
  • James Simon, Fairfield University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2003
Abstract

Two Connecticut public libraries contacted professors at a local university and asked for help in designing surveys of their library users. This study contrasts two very different approaches used in the research projects: (1) relying on volunteers to conduct telephone surveys at virtually no out-of-pocket cost; and (2) using some professional help to conduct mail-out, mail-back surveys. The study invites library directors to look at an underused resource: professors at local colleges who may want to conduct research--for free or at a reduced cost--due to their professional needs or a sense of social responsibility.

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Copyright 2003 ALA, Public Library Association.

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Published Citation
Schlichting, Kurt and Simon, James. 'The College Collection: Using Academic Support to Conduct Public Library Surveys.' Public Libraries . (2003). Vol. 42 Issue 6, p375-378
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Citation Information
Kurt Schlichting and James Simon. "The College Collection: Using Academic Support to Conduct Public Library Surveys" Public Libraries Vol. 42 Iss. 6 (2003)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kurt_schlichting/4/