ERIC Number: ED026089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Library Service in the Capitol Region of Connecticut; A Study With Recommendations for Future Development.
Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Objectives of this study were to assess existing library resources, services, and needs in the Capitol Region of Connecticut and to recommend steps for future development. Study data were obtained from a questionnaire sent to all libraries in the region, from interviews with a cross section of individuals in many fields concerned with libraries, and from a review of relevant published materials. Principal findings and conclusions of the study lead to the recommendation that high priority be given to the establishment of a Capitol Region Library Council (CRLC) which would coordinate library planning, conduct further library studies, and undertake experimental and demonstration projects. After the CRLC is established, priority should be given to: (1) cooperation with other regional organizations, (2) an improved program of public information, (3) service to disadvantaged groups, and (4) the establishment of a regional reference resource center. Other recommendations to be promptly implemented cover uniform library statistics, preparation of a list of regional subject specialists, and improving interlibrary loan services. The long range recommendation which should have first priority involves the improvement of basic library collections and services through the establishment of standards and the increase of local financial support and state aid. The survey questionnaire is appended. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Regional Advisory Committee for the Capitol Region, Inc., Hartford, CT.
Authoring Institution: Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.