Research Article: “Supporting the Educational Interests of Adult Patrons Through College-Bound Programming”
The following article (full text, open access) was recently published by Public Library Quarterly.
Africa S. Hands
East Carolina University
Public Library Quarterly
Public libraries are information centers for communities, serving the needs of children and their families, seniors, veterans, and small businesses. Content analysis of rural public libraries shows that, based on the placement of information within their website, college planning information and programs are aimed at teens rather than adult learners.
Prospective adult learners and other non-traditional students would benefit from programs and services designed to help them navigate the maze of requirements and processes for earning a college credential. This article advocates for the role of public libraries in advancing college literacy among adult patrons.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.