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Focus Groups for Libraries and Librarians

by Beryl Blitz

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Published by Medical Library Association .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Education

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8171633M
    ISBN 100828112495
    ISBN 109780828112499

    Experience book groups made easy with Pageturners To Go, a library service that makes it possible to check out a set of 10 books for your book group. Pageturners To Go is sponsored by Friends of the Library. Youth and Family Book Groups. Many of the neighborhood libraries offer book groups for kids, teens and families.   Ten delegates of EAHIL+ICAHIS+ICLC workshop participated in our focus group interview session in Edinburgh. Focus group is a qualitative method, the results cannot be generalized to a population (e.g. all participants at the EAHIL workshop), but can say something about trends and point out features and patterns that recur. In our session, we looked.

    Books are the medium and the club is the method to achieve the ultimate goal of developing teen readers and leaders. Furthermore, the teen-centered book club has huge potential to further a whole range of library goals, from bringing more teen patrons through the door, to building community-wide awareness and support for the library itself/5(3). Participants in this focus group are very book-oriented; they use the library to pick up held materials (books and DVDs), check out books and ask for book recommendations. This may be a function of the small space, which focuses on books over programming, or it may be a function of having a more traditional mindset in relation to libraries.

    FLICKERTALENORTH DAKOTA STATE LIBRARY VOLUME 46 ∙ NUMBER 10 ∙ OCTOBER LSTA FOCUS GROUP by State Librarian Mary Soucie The North Dakota State Library is engaging the ND library community in several focus groups. The State Library receives an annual grant called the Grants to States from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).   While all of our serious (and not so serious) book discussion was going on, the three older members of the focus group were zooming around the library as only 9 year olds can do. square foot library has many good hiding places and hide and seek ensued. But my favorite was watching them play with the hallway book return slot.


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Focus Groups for Libraries and Librarians by Beryl Blitz Download PDF EPUB FB2

Focus Groups for Libraries and Librarians 1st Edition by Beryl Blitz (Author), Beryl Glitz (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Cited by: Focus groups hold great potential for all librarians interested in evaluating their facilities' services and resources. While more complete information on the process can be found in The Focus Group Kit (Sage Publications, ), Glitz provides an excellent basic user's manual specifically for by: 1.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages ; 21 cm: Contents: Focus group interviewing: a qualitative research method --How focus groups work: the small group process --Development and usage of the focus group technique --Focus groups in the library setting --Strengths and weaknesses: when should the focus group be used --The moderator.

Focus Groups for Libraries and Librarians (Glitz, ) appears to be the only book-length work that specifically addresses conducting focus group research in libraries; Usage and Usability Assessment: Library Practices and Concerns (Covey, ) addresses focus group research.

Conducting a focus group study Running the groups Analysis and writing up Conclusion Focus Groups - Qualitative Research in Health Care - Wiley Online Library Skip to Article Content. Relative to the other social sciences, to date libraries have underutilized the approach., – This research may be useful for librarians, library administrators, and others who are involved in planning and conducting a focus group project in order to appraise the quality of Focus Groups for Libraries and Librarians book programs, services, and by: The authors' experience demonstrates that focus groups are an effective strategic planning tool for libraries and emphasizes the need to share information broadly, if active involvement of the staff is desired in both the development and implementation of the library's strategic by: It's April 1st, book lovers, and the beginning of a month devoted to celebrating one of our favorite places on the planet: libraries.

First off, April is School Library Month, and then there's National Library Week (April 13 through 19), National Library Workers Day (on. If you answered “Yes” to the above and can spare an hour of your time, the Bodleian Libraries would be very grateful if you could take part in one of our short focus groups.

The purpose of the focus group is to investigate current and future research habits within libraries and related learning spaces, and the resources available within those spaces, at the University of Oxford.

People with busy lives have little time to explore library resources. The Internet can be a time waster, while a book can be a “relaxer”. Libraries offer doors to other resources. Reading off the screen can cause headaches. The Internet is enhancing information not replacing other forms.

Focus Groups & Libraries Bibliography Higa-Moore, Mori Lou, Brian Bunnett, et al. Use of Focus Groups in a Library’s Strategic Planning Process.” Journal of the Medical Library Associat no “The use of focus groups to determine patron satisfaction with library resources and services is extensive and well established.

Strategically Focusing on Focus Groups to Improve Organizational Climate Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro C omplementing several successful implementations of the LibQUAL+ survey to assess library service quality, the University Libraries at the File Size: 1MB.

Purpose – Using staff focus groups in the redevelopment of a library web site deploys their knowledge of user navigation issues and search strategies and addresses the unique needs of library staff. Most focus group members felt that books are essential to libraries, although a few vocal opponents disagreed.

Free access to computers and the internet. As noted in Part 3 of this report, three-quarters (77%) of Americans think it is “very important” for public libraries to provide free access to computers and the internet to the community.

In our focus groups, many people reported having only positive impressions of libraries and librarians, especially if they had positive experiences growing up.

One focus group member said: “When I was younger, there was one librarian in particular, she remembered my name and every time I would come in with my mom I would take out stacks and. SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty.

Hosting more than 4, titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks. LibraryThing group "Librarians who LibraryThing." LibraryThing group "Librarians who LibraryThing." Librarians who LibraryThing.

librarians, catalogers, archivists, students or anyone else who wants to talk about metadata, tagging, FRBR, librarysocial software, cataloging, and, of course, LibraryThing. Library Books and Flu. “Krueger and Casey’s book does a magnificent job of incorporating both theoretical and practical approaches to the study of focus groups.

It is the only hands-on book which explores the process of focus group research.” Theresa Carilli, Purdue University Calumet. "An excellent 'focused' book on focus groups – anyone who reads this book.

Please come out and share your thoughts on library service with us. Focus groups are scheduled for at p.m. at the Community Center in Eli Whitney, for May 21 at p.m. at the Mebane Arts and Community Center in Mebane and for June 2 at p.m. at the Graham Civic Center in Graham.

Your voice is important as we plan for the future. Focus Groups: Theory and Practice, Second Edition provides a systematic treatment of the design, conduct, and interpretation of focus group discussions withi.

of the day.” –Young professionals focus group “Why close at 5pm if you’re open at 1pm? That’s not enough time! That’s only 4 hours. What if I want to read a lot of books?” –Teen focus group, regarding the Main Library’s Sunday hours.Sturgis Library.

Community Conversations Report. Two focus groups were conducted during June with a total of 13 participants. Staff developed a list of possible participants; these people were contacted by phone or in person with a follow-up flyer sent in the mail.Community Vision.

Five focus groups were held: Teens, Staff, Board of Library Trustees and other Town Board Members, and two Users Groups. The focus groups were conducted by Barbara Friedman, Consulting Librarian, and held over a five week period from April 27th through June 2nd The key responses from these groups are listed under the.