ERIC Number: ED032096
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Library of Brigham Young University.
Downs, Robert B.
Findings of this comprehensive study of the Brigham Young University Library are based upon interviews held with university administrators, faculty, and students and extensive documentation provided by the library director and staff. Recommendations for constructive action are made in each section of the survey report. These suggestions include: (1) the establishment of the position of assistant director for the supervision of library technical service departments, (2) an increase in financial support and a change in ratio between book funds and salaries, (3) a major addition to the present library building, (4) engaging in cooperative acquisition projects and faculty participation in book selection, (5) undertaking measures to stimulate student reading, (6) analyzing the ratio of professional to nonprofessional library personnel, (7) continuing to engage in cooperative activities, (8) accelerating the acquisition rate and undertaking a program to develop retrospective collections, and (9) giving consideration to faculty and student criticism and recommendations. (JB)
Descriptors: Administration, College Libraries, Faculty, Financial Support, Librarians, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Facilities, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Surveys, Library Technical Processes, Student Attitudes, Use Studies
Director's Office, 324 JRCL, Brigham Young University Library, Provo, Utah 84601 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT. Library.