Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The researcher undertook this study to discover the current status of activities, the role of communication, and the benefits that were associated with cooperation between school and public libraries. The sample for this study was those elementary library media specialists and children's librarians employed in the institutions in the 80 cities served by the Northeast Iowa Regional Library System in Waterloo. A questionnaire with a cover letter was sent directly to each of the prospective respondents. The yes-no items in the questionnaire dealt with the respondents' opinions concerning their participation in cooperative activities, and the level of communication, as well as opinions about the benefits associated with school-public library cooperation when applied to their community. The results indicated that only a few librarians had taken the initial steps in cooperation, and were moving toward more effective library service.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Library Science
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©1988 Suzanne R. Larson
Larson, Suzanne R., "School-Public Library Cooperation" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 3765.