ERIC Number: ED054797
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Public Library Administrator and His Situation. Final Report.
Bundy, Mary Lee; And Others
In this study of the public library administrator the universe was made up of public libraries serving populations of 100,000 or more. A total of 102 administrators responded to the questionnaire. Full details of sample choice and design and an analysis of the returns are contained in the Appendix. A primary concern was to discern where and how and whether change was taking place in the organizations, and insofar as possible, to perceive the degree and the mechanisms by which the librarians who responded to the study instruments provided impetus for such change. It was concluded that the typical public library director is sincerely concerned with advancing the public library. Yet expressed dissatisfaction with the existing order and even a disposition toward alternatives to the conventional scheme of things do not equate with a propensity to change things. And the evidence of this study reveals an administrative class whose personal characteristics, attitudes of mind, and value assumptions strongly militate against the assumption of a change agent role. (Other parts of this study are available as LI003071 and LI003073-4) (Author/NH)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. School of Library and Information Services.
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