ERIC Number: ED054799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Administrator of a Special Library or Information Center and His Situation. Final Report
Bundy, Mary Lee; And Others
In the study of the special library and information center administrator, a sample of 150 special libraries and information centers reporting staffs of ten people or more was selected. Ninety-five respondents completed and returned the questionnaires. Full details of sample choice and design and an analysis of the returns are contained in the Appendixes. With regard to the special library it was concluded that instead of the concentration on physical plant and collection development so evident in the other library situations, change phenomena in the special library involved the new technology including client-oriented computer applications, advances in the use of micro-reproduction, and participation in sophisticated network designs. There was a greater propensity to focus upon client requirements and satisfactions as the basic measure of the library contribution. And yet, this administrative class presents no model of active, impatient leadership committed to a reconstitution of library and information services. The evidence of this study revealed no urgency to shift from prevailing practice, to reassess and to reshape the basic philosophy of the field in order to influence change in the nature of the services, in clientele priorities, or in service orientation. (Other parts of this study are available as LI 003071 through LI 003073) (Author/NH)
Publication Type: N/A
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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