ERIC Number: ED024417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Plan for Library Cooperation in Missoula County, Montana.
Marvin, James C.
A study of the libraries in Missoula County, Montana, was conducted to determine library resources and potential areas of cooperation between all types of libraries. The recommendations for a cooperative network are based on visits to libraries and interviews with librarians, public officials, and interested citizens. Study procedure did not include an evaluation of individual libraries or an examination of the qualifications of library personnel. Suggestions cover: (1) organization of a Missoula Area Library Council; (2) employment of a liason librarian to serve all of the area libraries; (3) designation of the Missoula Public Library as a communication or IMPACT Center and administrative headquarters for a public library federation; (4) financial aid to the University of Montana library; (5) a computerized union list of serial holdings; (6) cooperation between the elementary school district, public library, and County Instructional Materials Center for children's services; (7) revision of the public library contract with Missoula County for library service; and (8) a joint plan for in-service training programs and clinics. Appended are the study questionaire, library statistical data, and a list of study participants. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Library, Helena.
Identifiers: Montana (Missoula County)