ERIC Number: ED027924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr-30
Reference Count: 0
Public Library Services in the City and County of Spokane, A Survey Report.
Nemetz, Donald E.
This study of public library services and needs in the city and county of Spokane and the surrounding area was conducted to present and evaluate available alternatives for providing effective library service for all the residents of Spokane County and the surrounding counties which comprise Spokane's natural trade area. Information for the study was gathered by means of personal interview, discussion, and observation. Included in this report are analyses of the characteristics of the area and population to be served, the existing organizational structure for library services, present facilities and resources, the special features of Spokane City Library and the Spokane County Rural Library, and inter-library cooperation. A recommended approach to service improvement is outlined, based on a regional concept involving the local public jurisdictions comprising the area. The phased plan of development that is proposed calls for a regional system to be built around a core of joint activities and operations between Spokane Public Library and Spokane County Rural Library District. Specific recommendations are made for joint city-county service to be implemented immediately, for city-county library consolidation, and for area wide library service. (JB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Library, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Public Administration Service, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Washington (Spokane)