ERIC Number: ED090944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Libraries in Wisconsin Institutions: Status Report.
Merriam, Elizabeth B.
The Wisconsin Library Association Round Table of Hospitals and Institutional Librarians became concerned about adequate funding of institutional libraries; the right of institutionalized persons to read and to have educational, legal, and recreational materials; and the development of staff libraries for treatment, rehabilitation, and research purposes. Seeing a need for first having a concrete data base, the librarians sent out questionnaires and collected them from institutions for the mentally ill and retarded; state penal facilities; and county, state, and V.A. hospitals. The results of the survey, to which 52 Wisconsin institutions responded, are gathered in a series of tables covering expenditures; institutional populations; funding, both institutional and by grants; salaries; collections; services; facilities; and staff libraries. From the survey grew a recommendation that the state create a position of coordinator of institutional libraries to help improve services, quality of staffing, and cooperation among institutional libraries. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin