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ERIC Number: ED021586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 85
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A Survey of Libraries and Library Services in the State Institutions of Florida.
Kantor, David
A survey was conducted to analyze library facilities and services in 60 Florida state institutions and to make recommendations for improvement. Included in the study are descriptions of the institutions and a report and recommendations for each library. Results of question aires and visits show that institutional library service is inadequate, falling far below library standards. No institution has a professional librarian, expenditures for books are minute, collections consist of gifts and discards, services of the State Library and local public libraries are generally not used, and institutional administrators agree that library service is important and needs much development. Recommendations involve: (1) establishment of the positions of Consultant for Institutional Libraries within the State Library and Coordinator of Library Service within each Division of state institutions, to be filled by professional librarians, (2) an Advisory Council for State Institutional Libraries, (3) a central processing facility at the State Library for institutional libraries, (4) adequate budgeting for library service, (5) employment of suitable full-time personnel to manage the libraries under direction of a staff committee, and (6) development of a strong collection of carefully selected books and a library program relevant to residents' needs. Current standards for various types of libraries are appended. (JB)
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Identifiers - Location: Florida