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ERIC Number: ED063958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 17
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American University Libraries; Organization and Administration.
Holley, Edward G.
At the beginning of the 1970s, American university libraries can look back upon a decade of phenomenal growth. Serious problems of organization and administration often resulted from this growth which have not received the attention deserved. The traditional hierarchial structure of university libraries with one head librarian at the top is no longer sufficient. Many librarians have recognized the need for a look at how libraries are organized and managed. Much of the investigation centers around three main points: (1) the need for greater staff involvement in library decision-making, (2) the need for some form of academic governance for professional staffs, and (3) the prospective unionization of library staffs. Whether through faculty governance, greater staff involvement on committees or other structures, or through unionization, the stress is upon staff involvement in library decisions. (Author/SJ)
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Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Library.
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