An Evaluation of Current Outreach Services at Calvert Library and Its Future Outlook

  • Margarita Rhoden School of Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi , Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD
  • Molly Crumbley Department of Library Science, Clarion University, Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, MD

Abstract

For more than nine decades public libraries have used bookmobiles and Outreach services to connect with and serve their customers, visiting such diverse populations as daycares, nursing and retirement homes, public schools, and prison inmates. Calvert Library, a rural public library in southern Maryland, was the main focus of this study, which examined the Outreach Department to determine its strengths and weaknesses. It analyzed the effort to reach and serve customers who do not have access to library services. Microsoft Excel was used to compile and analyze surveys and outreach statistics from 2008 to 2010. The benefit provided and the future of the service was identified in the conclusion. 

Published
2017-05-18
How to Cite
RHODEN, Margarita; CRUMBLEY, Molly. An Evaluation of Current Outreach Services at Calvert Library and Its Future Outlook. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 4, p. 379-386, may 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/114>. Date accessed: 13 nov. 2019.