ERIC Number: ED090930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Plan of Library Services for Broward County Florida.
Summers, F. William; Williams, James G.
In January 1973 the Broward County (Florida) Commissioners authorized a study to find out what library facilities and services existed and were needed in the county, and to develop structure and guidelines for setting up a county library system. Data were collected from existing census and other reports, from a questionnaire to community libraries in the county, and from interviews with library personnel and boards, and other community officials. The results showed that the 16 existing libraries served only 35% of the county population, and that the levels of quality, funding, and staffing were uneven. The goals established for the new county system were to give a full range of high quality service to the whole county, and to give it to all equally well. Some of the recommendations for accomplishing this were: establishment of a five-member County Library Advisory Board; a central information facility to give in-depth support to branches and bookmobiles, and to provide special services; central county purchasing; centralized technical services; increased personnel, and establishment of county library personnel classifications, salary schedules, and fringe benefits comparable to other county employees. (SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Library, Tallahassee.; Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Library Services and Construction Act