ERIC Number: ED054796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Reference Count: 0
The Academic Library Administrator and His Situation. Final Report.
Bundy, Mary Lee; Wasserman, Paul
The purpose of this study is to analyze the characteristics of administrators and of the organizations and the environments in which they function in an attempt to increase understanding of the human and organizational variables which tend to spawn or to inhibit change. The instrument employed in the analysis was a mail questionnaire addressed to administrators of the four discrete types of libraries: academic library, public library, school library and special library. In this study of the academic library administrator, from a universe made up of academic institutions with student bodies of 3000 or more, a total of 161 administrators responded to the questionnaires. Full details of sample choice and design and an analysis of the sample are contained in the Appendixes of this report. It was concluded that to realistically assess the prospects for change in academic libraries is to expect only the most minimal in the way of basic modification in the foreseeable future. For there is at present no clear and unambiguous mandate for innovation which has yet captured the imagination or provoked the conscience of the administrative class in academic librarianship. (for other parts of this study see LI 003072 through LI003074) (Author/NH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. School of Library and Information Services.
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