ERIC Number: ED052801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-21
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Extra-Library Information Programs in Selected Federal Agencies.
Conaway, O. B., Jr.
The committee's primary objectives were to evaluate the adequacy of the relationship of Federal libraries to other information activities in the government and to determine the role of the library in a total, integrated information system. A statement in considerable detail of the origin and development of extra-library information programs was presented in the first study of this subject made for the Federal Library Committee: "The Role of the Library in Relation to Other Information Activities," a state-of-the-art review by Ann F. Painter. The establishment of new and expanded information services in the agencies has created at least four administrative problems for librarians and for agency leaders: (1) whether the extra-library information programs duplicate the functions of the libraries in their agencies; (2) the administrative positions of libraries and extra-library information programs; (3) the clash of newcomers to the field of information handling and (4) disparities in the salaries of librarians and staff of extra-library information programs. The four extra-library information programs studied do not materially duplicate the library programs of their agencies. The study found that few Federal agencies have libraries capable of administering to information programs. Salary discrepancies need to be analyzed further. (NH)
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Sponsor: Federal Library Committee, Washington, DC.; Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Public Administration, Washington, DC.