Young people and public libraries in Ireland: Issues and opportunities

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/100075
Title:
Young people and public libraries in Ireland: Issues and opportunities
Authors:
McGrath, Brid Dr.; Rogers,Margaret Dr.; Gilligan, Robbie Prof
Affiliation:
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Publisher:
Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
Issue Date:
May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/100075
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The responses to this survey on young people’s use of and views on public libraries in Ireland demonstrate that public libraries provide a wide range of services to young adults, but these are unevenly distributed throughout the country and, indeed, within library authorities. Innovative and attractive services have been provided and more are planned. Many services, however, are limited by lack of space, paucity of training for library staff, the absence of any dedicated young adults’ librarians and a low level of knowledge of, and interest in, libraries on the part of teenagers, as well as competition with their other activities.
Keywords:
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTRE; COMMUNICATION AND KNOWLEDGE; YOUNG PEOPLE; ATTITUDE; SURVEY
Local subject classification:
PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Brid Dr.en
dc.contributor.authorRogers,Margaret Dr.en
dc.contributor.authorGilligan, Robbie Profen
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-01T14:23:57Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-01T14:23:57Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/100075-
dc.descriptionThe responses to this survey on young people’s use of and views on public libraries in Ireland demonstrate that public libraries provide a wide range of services to young adults, but these are unevenly distributed throughout the country and, indeed, within library authorities. Innovative and attractive services have been provided and more are planned. Many services, however, are limited by lack of space, paucity of training for library staff, the absence of any dedicated young adults’ librarians and a low level of knowledge of, and interest in, libraries on the part of teenagers, as well as competition with their other activities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOffice of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairsen
dc.subjectLIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTREen
dc.subjectCOMMUNICATION AND KNOWLEDGEen
dc.subjectYOUNG PEOPLEen
dc.subjectATTITUDEen
dc.subjectSURVEYen
dc.subject.otherPUBLIC LIBRARIESen
dc.titleYoung people and public libraries in Ireland: Issues and opportunitiesen
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentTrinity College Dublin (TCD)en
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