ERIC Number: ED157546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
A Needs Assessment Study of Oklahoma Libraries for Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Summary Report.
Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. Columbus Labs.
The major findings and recommendations of a needs assessment study of Oklahoma libraries are summarized. Recommendations focus on public libraries; however, school, academic, and special libraries also participated in this survey. Top priority needs include: more professionally trained librarians; continuing professional education; additional state funding; cooperation among Oklahoma counties to provide improved library service; strong leadership and a larger professional staff at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) to carry out its mission as a responsible state agency; sharing of library resources--materials and staff specialists--for more effective money budgeting; improved communications between libraries and ODL; written objectives and needs assessment of users to improve library service to the community; direction and education for promotion of cooperative activities between all types of libraries; and investigation of different methods of cooperation in which all libraries can participate. A more in-depth analysis of needs and recommendations may be found in the complete report. (Author/MBR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. Columbus Labs.
Note: For related document, see IR 006 285