ERIC Number: ED095833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-25
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Organization/Operational Planning: A Research Project for Management Planning in Libraries.
Joint Univ. Libraries, Nashville, TN. Office of Research and Development.
The Joint University Libraries (JUL) of Nashville, Tennessee have found that as they become increasingly complex they must make optimum use of their resources. In 1972, JUL initiated a planning effort, called Comprehensive Organizational/Operational Planning (CO/OP), designed to provide information for intelligent management decisions. Policy problems were to be addressed by a steering committee, funding problems by program budgeting, and organizational problems by a task analysis and a management review. Extensive formats were developed for the task analyses. Program elements were defined for each task in the library. These definitions and a few organizational charts are included in the appendix. (PF)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Technical Processes, Management by Objectives, Management Information Systems, Management Systems, Operations Research, Program Budgeting, Program Descriptions, Staff Utilization, Systems Approach
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Joint Univ. Libraries, Nashville, TN. Office of Research and Development.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee; Tennessee (Nashville)