ERIC Number: ED055626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Toward an Assessment of Academic Library Organization Effectiveness; Working Paper No. 4.
Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.
Although library planners, managers, and administrators are beginning to investigate how to assess library organizations, most of these studies are based on an efficiency aspect of only one part of a library operation and even these are obfuscated by those promulgating the efficiency of computers in supplying library services and carrying out library operations. A study of how the Wayne State University (WSU) library staff expend their energies in keeping their organization going is reported in this working paper. The paper is presented in four parts: (1) a review of the general concepts of the methodologies for studying organizational effectiveness; (2) an outline plan for study that might be used at WSU; (3) a description of the first step in data gathering; and (4) a data gathering instrument that all library staff must complete. (Related papers are available as LI 003178, 003179, and 003180). (Author/NH)
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Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Univ. Libraries.