ERIC Number: ED021584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Communications; a Survey of Ohio Libraries.
Summers, F. William
This study was conducted to determine means for more effective communication among librarians, professional organizations, public officials, and the general public in order to improve Ohio library service. The analysis of communications involved field interviews, an examination of newsclippings and publications, and use of information from a recent questionnaire sent to Ohio head librarians. Recommendations for State Library activities involve expansion of the newly established Information Resources and Services Division in order to reach state agencies; establishment of a public information department to assist local public libraries in improving communication programs; formation of an Ohio Library Public Relations Council to assist the State Library in developing state-wide public library communications programs; developing the Union Catalog Department of the State Library into a bibliographic center: planning and coordination of inter-library communication for all types of Ohio libraries; and addition of consultants on special libraries, urban problems, and federal programs to the staff. Suggestions for local public libraries include more involvement of local officials in communications programs; cooperation with school officers, other agencies, and other local libraries; development of short and long-range plans for a more effective program; and study of library use in order to reach non-users (JB)
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Sponsor: Ohio State Library Board, Columbus.
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Note: Report prepared as a part of the Study of Ohio Public Libraries and State Library Services (LI000568).