ERIC Number: ED367319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
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AABC Libraries at Century's End: A Demographic Survey of Bible College Libraries Affiliated with the American Association of Bible Colleges.
The purpose of this research project was to gather information to give personality and a demographic profile to Bible college libraries and to assure them that they have identity and purpose in the 1990's. This research project is an attempt to update information on American Association Bible College libraries and give a face and some personality to these "invisible" libraries. The research was conducted by mailed questionnaire. Contact was made with 107 Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges (AABC) affiliated libraries, and 80 made viable responses, a response rate of almost 75%. Results indicated that most of these libraries had not yet automated any part of their operations; in some categories of automation, the negative response rate was above 90% with 70% of the respondents still using the Dewey classification system. Another finding is that most full-time Bible college library staffs are very small; 47% report a staff of only one professional, with no assistance. It was also found that 62% of the workforce in the responding libraries were between the ages of 40 and 60, and nine of the respondents were close to retirement age. A sample cover letter is included. (TMK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers: Bible Colleges
Note: M.L.S. Research Paper, Kent State University.