ERIC Number: ED029662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
An Inventory of Library Services and Resources of the State of Washington, 1965.
Bevis, L. Dorothy
This survey of current library resources and services in Washington is based on questionnaires; visits to public, university, college and community college libraries in the state; and statistics from state and national governmental sources. The inventories of public and academic libraries include discussions of standards applicable to the libraries and descriptive text and charts which give pertinent information about these libraries. The examination of school libraries is based on a survey published in 1964 under the supervision of the State Office of Public Instruction which is updated with recent comparative statistics and an historical sketch of school libraries in Washington. Trends and survey recommendations indicate a transition from the book-centered school library to an integrated library/audiovisual program of services. A comprehensive examination of community college libraries in the state emphasizes the recent growth in Washington's community colleges and the effect of this on their libraries. Also included in this report is a survey of the Washington State Library, prepared in 1965, which gives information on services to the public libraries of the state. Appendixes include a union list of periodicals in libraries in the Spokane area, the survey questionnaires and checklists, and a bibliography of 90 items used in conducting the inventory. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, College Libraries, Learning Resources Centers, Library Collections, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Standards, Library Surveys, Public Libraries, School Libraries, State Libraries, Two Year Colleges
Washington State Library, Olympia, Washington 98501 (Free).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington Library Association, Seattle.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Library, Olympia.