ERIC Number: ED030449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
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Library Services for Vermont.
Verschoor, Irving A.
The study and recommendations for improved library service in Vermont are based on accepted library standards as well as a consideration of the state's unique pattern of library development. It is concluded that because the regional offices have no control over local libraries the concept of a larger unit of service does not exist, and it is recommended that local libraries form themselves into systems. A statewide reference network is also recommended, with suggestions made for regional resource centers and subcenters, an information center at the Vermont State Library, and a reference coordinator at the University of Vermont. Proposals for the state level involve reorganization of the state library structure. Authority would be centralized in a commissioner, a librarian to whom the chief of the proposed Bureau of Libraries and the State Librarian would report. Activities of the Bureau of Libraries would include centralized processing, interlibrary loans, consulting and the regional offices, while the State Library would serve as a legislative reference service, a bibliographic center and reference coordinator, and a college-university library liason. Appended is a proposed library law for Vermont. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Financial Support, Information Centers, Interlibrary Loans, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Standards, Library Surveys, Organizational Change, Public Libraries, Reference Services, Regional Libraries, State Aid, State Legislation, State Libraries
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Authoring Institution: Vermont Free Public Library Service, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont