ERIC Number: ED025289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Library Service in Delaware.
Humphry, John A.; Humphry, James, III
This study which gives detailed recommendations for the implementation of a state-wide library improvement program for Delaware is based on visits to all types of libraries and library agencies in the state and conference with members of the State Library Commission, library trustees, state and local officials, librarians and interested laymen. The major recommendations include: (1) revision of library laws to make possible the carrying out of proposed recommendations, (2) provision of a strong state library agency with necessary status and support to activate and promote the program, (3) development and implementation of accepted standards of library service, (4) assistance from a variety of sources for community libraries, (5) acceptance of the school library in the total educational program of the community, (6) consideration of the role of the college, university, and privately supported library within the total program, (7) effective coordination of the services of these libraries and (8) institution and direction on a continuing basis, of a publicity and public relations program designed to acquaint the people of the State with the desirability and need for an improved book and information service. Suggestions are also made for library education and training as well as for the roles of commissioners, trustees, other laymen, and professional associations within the State. Appended are comparative statistics for Delaware public library service for 1955-1956 and 1964-1965. (Author/JB)
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Sponsor: Delaware State Library Commission, Dover.
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware