ERIC Number: ED021570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Library Service in the Yakima Valley and Adjacent Regions; a Survey with Recommendations.
Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Major objectives of the survey were (1) to assess the total library resources of the Yakima Valley area and (2) to consider improving service by coordinating the efforts of libraries in the area. Information was obtained from field visits, interviews, reviewing library reports and documents, a machine count of titles held by the four major libraries in the Yakima Valley, and a questionnaire on library use administered to all eleventh and twelfth graders in the region. Some major conclusions were that the quality of library service is high in relation to the resources available and the problems come from inadequate resources, with high school students and public school teachers demonstrating the greatest needs. Recommendations involve a professional education collection for area teachers, experimenting with longer hours for public and school libraries, expansion of small community libraries, enlargement of the Regional Library, curtailment of Regional Library bookmobile service to schools, establishment of a mobile learning center, coordination of acquisition policies among different types of libraries, a union list of periodicals, and establishment of a steering committee to start the cooperative programs. Appendixes include periodical holdings and a title count of 3 major libraries in the Yakima Valley, state and national school library standards, and the questionnaire given to high school students. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Yakima Valley