ERIC Number: ED046399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Reference Resources in Eight Public Libraries in Four Ohio Counties.
Donahugh, Robert H.
A survey of the present reference resources was conducted as part of the Appalachia Improved Reference Services, a federally funded program to up-grade reference services in eight libraries in four counties in East Central Ohio. General recommendations include: (1) the libraries need recent materials, especially text type materials in the basic sciences; (2) the libraries need up-to-date solid materials in the areas of economics, banking, insurance, real estate, and statistics and (3) the libraries should concentrate on weeding in order to provide needed space and to eliminate useless, out-dated materials that is giving wrong information to patrons. In addition to these general recommendations, specific recommendations are given for each of the libraries. Appendix A contains a list of fifty recommended basic reference tools. Appendix B is "Holdings of Surveyed Libraries in ALA's 'Reference Books for Small and Medium Sized Public Libraries.'" Appendix B is not reproduced here because it consists of a 143 page checklist. (MF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Library, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Youngstown and Mahoning County Public Library, Youngstown, OH.
Identifiers: Appalachia Improved Reference Services OH; Ohio