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ERIC Number: ED012614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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REPORT OF A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE EL CAMINO COLLEGE LIBRARY.
HORN, ANDREW H.; AND OTHERS
TO EVALUATE THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE LIBRARY AND THE INSTRUCTION PROGRAM AT EL CAMINO, DATA DERIVED FROM COMMITTEE OBSERVATIONS AND INTERVIEWS ARE COMBINED WITH QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES FROM 535 STUDENTS, 64 FACULTY MEMBERS, 9 ADMINISTRATORS, AND 12 MEMBERS OF THE LIBRARY STAFF. IN ADDITION, THE PRESENT ORGANIZATION, GOVERNMENT, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE LIBRARY ARE REVIEWED. ALSO REVIEWED ARE THE ADEQUACY OF THE BUDGET FOR PRESENT OPERATIONS, COLLECTION STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES, CIRCULATION POLICY AND PROVISIONS, STAFFING ADEQUACY, AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF BUILDING AND SPACE ARRANGEMENT FOR LIBRARY OPERATION. LIBRARY USE IS EVALUATED ON THE BASIS OF RECORD SAMPLES AND SPOT INTERVIEWS OF 50 STUDENTS ON TWO OCCASIONS. THE COMMITTEE CONCLUDES THAT, WHILE, FOR THE MOST PART, THE ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, AND LIBRARY STAFF AT THE COLLEGE ARE CONSCIOUS OF THE PROPER FUNCTIONS OF THE LIBRARY, USE OF THE LIBRARY IN TEACHING IS LESS SALIENT. INITIATIVE AND LEADERSHIP IN DEVELOPING THE LIBRARY AS A VITAL PART OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM ARE LACKING. THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS A NUMBER OF STEPS FOR EXPANDING THIS ASPECT OF THE LIBRARY ROLE AT THE COLLEGE AND, AS A MAJOR SUGGESTION, PROPOSES THE UNIFICATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF THE LIBRARY AND THE AUDIOVISUAL SERVICES UNDER A DEAN OF INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES. QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES ARE APPENDED. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.
Identifiers: California (El Camino)