Curriculum Support in Public Libraries: A Descriptive Analysis of Collections in North Carolina’s Triangle Region
This study investigates curriculum support through a content analysis of the OPACs of three public library systems in North Carolina’s Triangle region: Wake County Public Libraries, Durham County Libraries, and the Hyconeechee Regional Library System. The results of the analysis are used to determine the relative extent to which these systems support the curricular need of local students, where the concept of “curriculum support” is measured in terms of the number of titles and age of their publication. Results indicate that these library systems make an effort to support students’ academic information needs, but that coverage of curricular subjects is often imbalanced and lacks a purposeful approach to collection development.
School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:public libraries north carolina services to young adults collection development evaluation
Date of Publication:04/04/2008