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ERIC Number: ED014285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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LIBRARY SERVICES IN VIRGINIA'S INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
MCDIARMID, ERRETT W.
LIBRARIES OF ALL VIRGINIA INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION WERE INCLUDED IN THIS STUDY. QUESTIONNAIRES AND OBSERVATION WERE USED TO GATHER DATA ABOUT BUILDINGS AND COLLECTIONS, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, INTERLIBRARY COOPERATION, EXPENDITURES, AND PERSONNEL. AMONG THE 2-YEAR COLLEGES, (1) EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH VERY SMALL ENROLLMENTS, CAPACITY OF PUBLIC COLLEGE LIBRARIES WAS BELOW ACCEPTABLE STANDARDS, (2) NONE HAD STACK SPACE FOR THE RECOMMENDED MINIMUM OF 20,000 VOLUMES, AND ONLY ONE STATE-CONTROLLED INSTITUTION WAS APPROACHING THIS FIGURE, (3) HOUSING WAS INADEQUATE, (4) WORK SPACE AT ALL BUT FOUR COLLEGES WAS INADEQUATE, (5) EXPENDITURES HAD NOT KEPT PACE WITH NEEDS, (6) NO STATE-CONTROLLED COLLEGE MET MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR STAFFING, AND (7) IN SIX THERE WAS NO PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED LIBRARIAN. RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE AUTHOR STRESS IMMEDIATE ACTION TO CORRECT THESE DEFICIENCIES. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Identifiers: VIRGINIA