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ERIC Number: ED013081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun-30
Pages: 73
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Reference Count: 0
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A PROGRAM FOR THE RAPID IMPROVEMENT OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE LIBRARIES IN MICHIGAN, REPORT OF A SURVEY UNDERTAKEN FOR THE MICHIGAN STATE LIBRARY.
Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
TO ASSESS ADEQUACY OF EXISTING COLLECTIONS, EVALUATE CURRENT PLANNING, AND PROPOSE GUIDELINES FOR IMPROVEMENT OF LIBRARIES, 17 OF THE STATE'S 18 JUNIOR COLLEGES WERE SURVEYED BY QUESTIONNAIRE, AND 13 WERE VISITED BY A TEAM OF CONSULTANTS. THIRTEEN COLLEGES HAD FEWER THAN THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION'S MINIMUM STANDARD OF 20,000 VOLUMES. GROWTH OF THE COLLECTIONS HAD NOT BEEN IN HARMONY WITH STUDENT POPULATION GROWTH. HALF OF THE COLLEGES HAD PROFESSIONAL STAFFS CRITICALLY BELOW ALA STANDARDS. LIBRARIANS IN NINE COLLEGES CONSIDERED THEIR BUDGETS INADEQUATE. SERVICES WERE LIMITED BY INADEQUATE STAFF AND SPACE. DATA WERE NOT, HOWEVER, MARKEDLY DIFFERENT FROM THOSE COMPILED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. A SPECIAL STATEWIDE PROGRAM OF GRANTS IS RECOMMENDED TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE OF 2,000 VOLUMES PER YEAR IN THOSE LIBRARIES WHICH DO NOT MEET ALA STANDARDS. IN THE OPINION OF THE CONSULTANTS, GRANTS SHOULD PROVIDE FOR INCREASES IN PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL STAFF. FUTURE FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR PROPOSED COLLEGES SHOULD PROVIDE FOR ADEQUATE LIBRARY BUDGETING AND STAFFING. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN