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ERIC Number: ED046452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 19
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Community Analysis.
McClarren, Robert R.
Community analysis has been a prescribed tool of public librarianship for over 25 years. Although its value has been recognized in published public library standards, librarians have rarely used this method of improving library services. Emphasis is placed upon the need for the development of a community analysis methodology for librarians. It is stressed that community analysis is essential for planning effective library programs to meet the needs and expectations of the people. The steps in community analysis as appropriate for librarians are: (1) planning, (2) collecting the data, (3) organizing the data, (4) interpretation of the data, (5) revaluating the library program in light of the study, (6) reporting the findings and (7) providing for continuing the study on a regular basis. As described here, community analysis is a multi-purpose tool which is essential in developing library activities in the community. (SG)
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Note: Prepared for the LAD Preconference on Library Buildings, San Francisco, June 23, 1967