ERIC Number: ED021599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Janesville Public Library Survey, 1966.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.
A survey of the Janesville Public Library was undertaken to (1) facilitate the reorganization made possible by a new building and (2) prepare for possible expansion to county library service. A three-member team surveyed the library's administration, organization and services, studying library records and annual reports and using accepted library standards for measurement. It was concluded that there are needs for continued strengthening of the materials collection, improved and additional services, and initiation of a public information program, along with administrative reorganization. Major recommendations cover the library board, reorganization of departments, increase in the number of staff members, an in-service training program, a written personnel policy, a written materials selection policy, expansion of the adult book collection, establishment of a young adult collection, a specific allocation for children's materials, organization of a technical processes department, re-examination of circulation routines, reorganization of the Adult Services Department involving creation of a supervisory position and an aggressive program of work with groups, development of a program for adults interested in children, story hours, and a strong public relations program. A suggested division of services for county library service and the questionnaires used for the survey are appended. (JB)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.
Identifiers: Wisconsin; Wisconsin (Janesville)