ERIC Number: ED163954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Houston Public Libraries Annual Report, 1977.
Houston Public Library, TX.
Primary focus in this 1977 annual report of the Houston Public Library system is the library's nine-month program, "City...Our Urban Past, Present and Future," which was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Aspects of the first four months of the program that are described include its lecture series, exhibits, reading guides, media coverage, and gala celebration. In addition, some of the more unusual library programs during the year are noted particularly its birthday party, Valentine Special, and Midsummer Eve Festival. Innovative and growth aspects of the library's other services and programs are briefly presented in three areas: branches, technical services, and Central Library. Of particular mention are special services--Books By Mail, The Neighborhood Information Service, and the multiservice project; automated conversion changes; and publicity. Comparative statistics for 1976 and 1977, covering borrowers, use of library materials, book stock, finances, and personnel are also included, as well as a directory and map of the branches in the Houston Public Library system. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Public Library, TX.
Identifiers: Texas (Houston)