The factors which have affected the implementation of the ACCESS PA project in forty-seven high school libraries in two intermediate units in Pennsylvania

George Herbert Zook, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract

This study investigated the factors that affected the implementation of ACCESS PA, a technological innovation, in forty-seven high school libraries in Pennsylvania. The researcher sent a fifteen-item questionnaire to forty-seven high school librarians in each high school in two intermediate units in south central Pennsylvania. After the data from questionnaires were analyzed a focus group was formed in each intermediate unit to discuss how broadly accepted ACCESS PA was by the faculty and the learners. Also, discussed were recommendations to librarians just joining the ACCESS PA project.^ The researcher found that the quality of relationships that high school librarians had with their faculties and learners was an important factor in how successfully they implemented the ACCESS PA project. The quality of their relationships also effected how well they networked with other librarians in their consortiums. The opportunity to network with other librarians was of great help in the successful implementation of ACCESS PA. The ACCESS PA project expanded the resources available to the faculty and learners. The ease with which learners can now obtain resource materials has improved the quality of their research. The continuation of the project has focused attention on the need to provide regular training and staff development for project participants. ^

Subject Area

Library Science|Education, Administration|Education, Technology of

Recommended Citation

George Herbert Zook, "The factors which have affected the implementation of the ACCESS PA project in forty-seven high school libraries in two intermediate units in Pennsylvania" (January 1, 1993). Dissertations available from ProQuest. Paper AAI9403623.
http://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI9403623

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