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Robbins, Jane B. (Jane Borsch) 1939-

Works: 38 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 2,249 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Use studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jane B Robbins
Libraries and literacy education : comprehensive survey report by Douglas Zweizig( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive report details the activities of a study which investigated public, public secondary school, community college, academic, state institutional, and state library agencies, in order to: (1) assess the current status of libraries in literacy education; (2) determine an expanded role for libraries in literacy education; and (3) identify library literacy programs that could serve as models. The report contains an overview of the current status of literacy services in libraries based on a literature review (chapter 1); descriptions of the methodology and results of the library surveys, which sought information on the involvement of each type of library in literacy education (chapters 2-6); and eight case studies of model programs (chapter 7). Eight observations based on the findings of the surveys and the case studies conclude the report: (1) library involvement in literacy varies greatly; (2) illiteracy will not be acted on if it is not seen; (3) literacy activities fit into a constellation of library services; (4) library literacy activities fit into a context of community service; (5) literacy services may not be institutionalized in the library; (6) volunteers are key personnel; (7) evaluation is a critical area for development; and (8) libraries are finding their place in the literacy effort. Four appendixes contain a 151-item bibliography of the literature on libraries and literacy education; a list of project references; survey cover letters and questionnaires; and a site visit interview schedule. (Cgd)
Are we there yet? : evaluating library collections, reference services, programs, and personnel by Jane B Robbins( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of adult library literacy programs : a structured approach by Douglas Zweizig( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public librarianship, a reader by Jane B Robbins( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen participation and public library policy by Jane B Robbins( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping the book[s] : public library financial practices( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libraries : partners in adult literacy by Debra Wilcox Johnson( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balancing the book[s] : financing American public library service( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation strategies and techniques for public library children's services : a sourcebook by Jane B Robbins( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 28 papers in this sourcebook relate to the evaluation of children's services in public libraries: (1) "Introduction to Evaluation" (Jane Robbins and Douglas Zweizig); (2) "Research and Measurement in Library Services to Children" (Adele Fasick); (3) "Evaluating Children's Services" (Diana Young); (4) "What Is Good about Children's Library Service--How Can You Tell?" (Karen Krueger); (5) "Evaluation of Children's Services" (Mary Chelton); (6) "Looking Around" (Charles McClure, et al.); (7) "Information To Support Planning for Children's Services" (Douglas Zweizig); (8) "Systematic Observation" (Jane Robbins); (9) "Interviewing Young Children" (Lynn McDonald and Holly Willett); (10) "Interviewing Using Micro-moments and Backward Chaining" (Eliza Dresang); (11) "Sampling" (Jane Robbins); (12) "Introduction to Sampling in a Nutshell'" (Morris Slonim); (13) "Questionnaires" (Jane Robbins); (14) "Construction of the Questionnaire in Survey Research" (Barbara Moran); (15) "Examples of Questionnaires Designed To Deal with Children's Services"; (16) "Introducing an Environment Rating Scale for Public Library Children's Services (Holly Willett); (17) "Sampling" (Nancy Van House, et al.); (18) "National Statistics on Public Library Service to Children: Why and How To Get Them" (Mary Jo Lynch); (19) "Output Measures for Children's Services in Wisconsin Public Libraries" (Douglas Zweizig, Joan Braune and Gloria Waity); (20) "Managing Children's Library Collections Through Objective Data" (Craighton Hippenhammer); (21)"Book Discussion as an Evaluation Tool" (Holly Willett); (22) "Beyond Reviews: Using Book Discussion as a Method for New Materials Selection" (Kathleen Horning); (23) "Use of Discussion in Reconsideration of a Title" (Dianne Hopkins); (24) "Discussion for Awards and Distinctions" (Eliza Dresang); (25) "Guidelines for Book Discussions" (Ginny Kruse and Kathleen Horning); (26) "Commentary on an Approach to Discussion: The ccbc Guidelines for Book Discussion" (Holly Willett); (27) "The Politics of Evaluation" (Jane Goodwin); and (28) "Reporting the Results of Library Research" (W. Boyd Rayward). (Mab)
ERIC, mission, structure, and resources : a paper commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education, Educational Resources Information Center by Jane B Robbins( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a first step toward developing a strategy for a comprehensive external evaluation of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) system, this paper contributes by providing an overview of the system's mission, structure, and resources. A brief review of ERIC's historical development and extant literature, the conduct of a key informants survey, coupled with comparative analysis with the two other subject-specific U.S. national library information systems are used to produce a preliminary assessment of strengths and weaknesses, followed by recommendations and approaches for further investigation. ERIC's mission, understood as a formal statement of purpose, is seen to have broadened considerably in audience and collection scope over the past 35 years, and is further expanded by the needs and realities of an information society. The structure of the system, understood as both formal and informal alliances and hierarchies between organizational units, has changed very little in its decentralized internal arrangement; however, ERIC's nominal integration with the National Library of Education in 1994 is seen as a critical change that still requires key organizational integration at all levels, encompassing mission, structure, and resources. Despite these far-reaching changes, ERIC's resources, understood as the products, people, and financial commitments that go into the system, have remained essentially level and are, therefore, insufficient to support the increasing number of products and services produced by the ERIC system. Findings and conclusions stress the need for mission prioritization and subsequent realignment of structure and resources based on this refocused mission. An appendix contains the survey results. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/AEF)
Policy formation in American public libraries: effects of citizen participation by Jane B Robbins( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State librarianship, modular curriculum by Jane B Robbins( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This modular curriculum on state librarianship is designed to be used as a basis for a full-length library science course, instructional segments of several courses, continuing education courses, or workshops. The 20 curriculum modules cover the many facets of state libraries and their activities--history, functions, social and political environment, laws and legislation, collections, management, budgeting, evaluation, and services to the legislature and state agencies. In addition, there is emphasis on the special role and responsibility of state libraries as coordinators of interlibrary cooperation, networking, library development, continuing education, consulting, planning, and institutional and special library services. Each module includes a lecture content outline, ancillary learning activities, and additional material for expanding the lecture. Lists of possible target audiences, objectives, and basic and supportive readings are also provided for each module. A separate bibliography related to each module is attached. (Ls)
State of Wyoming library effectiveness measurement kit by Jane B Robbins( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluation of adult library literacy programs : a manual of approaches and procedures by Douglas Zweizig( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Library & information science research( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating diversity : a report on and plea for multicultural graduate library education by Jane B Robbins( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper discusses to what extent during the past eight to ten years the student bodies of accredited library schools have changed from the predominantly white demographic characteristic. Its principal focus is upon the financial, educational, psychosocial, and cultural barriers involved in higher education for Black, Mexican, Native, and Asian American minority students. It also briefly discusses concerns specifically related to Canadian library schools and the education of foreign students in American library schools. Even though a number of schools have undertaken effective recruitment programs and there are more non-white librarians, it appears as though the progress made to-date has been the result of one-time efforts supported by dollars outside the regular budget; at present, there is little indication that racial diversity is a priority in graduate library education. The major problems that must be overcome to increase minority enrollments include: (1) the profession's obsession with high education standards, such as gre scores and grade point averages, as the primary prerequisites for admission to graduate school; (2) ill-defined and unarticulated recruitment and admission policies with respect to minority enrollments; and (3) curriculum content which currently does not emphasize intercultural communication and minority group concerns. A selected bibliography on minority higher education and librarianship is appended. (Author/JPF)
Educational preparation of entry-level professional librarians employed by Florida research libraries by Amgad A Elgohary( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative evaluation report on the Institute for the Education of Prospective State Library Agency Professional Personnel, April 5-June 11, 1976 by Jane B Robbins( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten-week institute was developed to train library students in the western United States for work in state library agencies. Learning activities included lectures, guest speakers, discussions, role-playing, field trips, four weeks of field work, case studies, research, and report writing. The focus was on state library history, special aspects, agency functions, specific roles and responsibilities, reference services, planning, management, and budgeting. The training also covered public relations, legislation, consulting services, national and regional networks, government publications, legislative reference services, library association roles, continuing education, and institutional library service. A formal evaluation of the program indicated that while some improvements in facilities and scheduling might have been desirable the major goal of training librarians for state library work was accomplished. (Ls)
Selecting library materials : a beginning self-study manual by Jane B Robbins( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social network and environmental justice : a case study in Perry, Florida by Gloria G Horning( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Libraries : partners in adult literacy
Alternative Names
Carter, Jane Robbins-.

Carter, Jane Robbins/ 1939-

Robbins-Carter, Jane.

Robbins/Carter, Jane 1939-

Robbins-Carter, Jane Borsch 1939-

Robbins, Jane 1939-

Robbins, Jane B.

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