ERIC Number: ED389338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Countywide Public Library Service. Bulletin No. 95269.
Dahlgren, Anders C.
This manual is provided to help Wisconsin counties that participate in state-funded public library systems fulfill their statutory obligations to provide library service to their residents. It suggests a range of alternatives, provides a broad outline of planning considerations, and describes service environments and possible responses to those settings. Topics include: the benefits of planning and statutory responsibilities; initiating the planning process; assessing countywide library service needs; translating the data into a plan; and getting the plan adopted. Four appendices offer instructions on surveying for nonresident borrowing patterns, a list of county planning organizations and resources, 1993 county level service data, and a library resource inventory form. (DGM/BEW)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Counties, Data Analysis, Legal Responsibility, Library Circulation, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Statistics, Needs Assessment, Public Libraries, 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: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.