ERIC Number: ED031275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Oakland County Government in Library Development.
Casey, Genevieve M.
The purposes of this study were to assess the library needs of Oakland County residents, to suggest possible courses of action for the county within Michigan state law, and to recommend the role which the county government should play in the development of library services in Oakland County. A review of seven library studies of the last ten years was presented showing the uneven quality of library service in the county and the need for coordinated library planning. Analysis was made of the use of the Detroit Main Library by residents of Oakland County during the period of open access, February 1, 1967 - June 30, 1968, as measured by the Detroit Metropolitan Library Project. Existing demographic data on Oakland County was reviewed in terms of its relevance to library planning for the future. The adequacy of present library resources in public and college libraries as reported to the State Library and in school libraries as reported to the Oakland County Intermediate School District were weighed against national minimum standards. Charts containing statistical data about Oakland County library service are presented in the report, and a full range of options and recommendations for future library service is given. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Office of Urban Library Research.
Identifiers: Michigan (Oakland County)