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Title: Do You Do Birthday Parties?: Caregivers’ Perceptions of Emergent Literacy Programming in Libraries and Their Motivation for Attending.
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Name(s): Clark, Laura K. (Laura Kelly), author
Gross, Melissa, professor directing dissertation
Woods, Juliann J., university representative
Mardis, Marcia A., committee member
Mon, Lorri M., committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Communication and Information, degree granting college
School of Information, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (234 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A mixed-method explanatory sequential design utilizing surveys and interviews conducted at three Florida library systems examines caregivers’ perceptions of emergent literacy programming, how these perceptions compare with the National Research Council’s Features for Quality Programs for children, and what is their motivation for attending these programs. The results from the survey and interview reveal that caregivers’ perceptions of emergent literacy programming align with the National Research Council’s Features for Quality Programs. The data shows caregivers’ perceptions are very positive toward emergent literacy programming in terms of learning and the environment. Themes emphasized in the interviews on why caregivers are motivated to attend include socialization, getting out of the house, and free access. The results of these surveys and interviews will inform public libraries as to how to design, market, and deliver emergent literacy programming to caregivers with very young children.
Identifier: FSU_FA2016_Clark_fsu_0071E_13504 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the School of Information in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2016.
Date of Defense: September 29, 2016.
Keywords: Caregivers, Emergent Literacy, Motivation, National Research Council, Public Library Programming, Self-Determination Theory
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Melissa Gross, Professor Directing Dissertation; Juliann Woods, University Representative; Marcia A. Mardis, Committee Member; Lorri Mon, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Information science
Early childhood education
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_FA2016_Clark_fsu_0071E_13504
Owner Institution: FSU

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Clark, L. K. (L. K. ). (2016). Do You Do Birthday Parties?: Caregivers’ Perceptions of Emergent Literacy Programming in Libraries and Their Motivation for Attending. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_FA2016_Clark_fsu_0071E_13504