My research question has gone through many changes over the span of this course, and is vastly different in my final research proposal than it was when we began formulating questions. I was first interested in investigating how a library using sponsored partnerships would operate in a public system. From that idea I jumped to the role library programing plays in improving civic engagement and satisfaction within a community. As that subject is much to expansive I finally settled on the impact of children’s literacy programing, at a specific library, on the reading ability of a set participant group.
Some of the questions that arisen from looking at this subject are:
What is the purpose of youth programing in the library?
Is the current programing effective?
Are the programs being offered the ones that are needed?
Should more resources be given to locations in more high needs areas, and is that unfair to other library users who should be given the same access (equity vs. equality)?
How do we help students in high needs areas?
Who attends and are taking advantage of these programs?