ERIC Number: ED389336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Service Data for Wisconsin Public Libraries--1994: A Companion to the Second Edition of the Wisconsin Public Library Standards. Bulletin 95044.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Library Development.
The data in this report is drawn from the 1994 public library annual report and represents a snapshot of certain conditions that existed in Wisconsin public libraries at the end of 1993. Trustees and staff can use this data to identify an appropriate peer group and select a service target based on activities reported by that group. This companion to the standards summarizes the source of the data analyzed, provides methods for estimating a library's service population, instructs readers on applying appropriate measures, and provides the data itself, in table form. Service data is tabulated according to 8 input measures: full time equivalent staff per 1,000 population; volumes held per capita; periodical titles, audio recordings, and video recordings held per 1,000 population; print acquisitions as a percentage of holdings; total materials expenditures per capita (print and non-print); and hours open per week (winter). The libraries are grouped into eight population ranges. Within each range, the data was analyzed to define three recommended service targets, representing three levels of effort--basic, moderate, and advanced. Instructions on estimating service population and per capita measures, and the application of the per capita standards are also provided. (Contains 16 tables.) (BEW)
Descriptors: Community Benefits, Data Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Library Acquisition, Library Expenditures, Library Materials, Library Personnel, Library Services, Library Standards, Library Statistics, Needs Assessment, Population Distribution, Public Libraries, Tables (Data), User Needs (Information)
Bureau for Library Development, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Library Development.
Note: For 1993 service data, see ED 378 988; for the second edition of the Wisconsin Public Library Standards, see ED 378 989; for the first edition, see ED 284 571.