ERIC Number: ED098915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Library Facilities and Services Plan for Southeastern Wisconsin. Planning Report No. 19.
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Waukesha.
The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission began a study of regional library planning in 1968. They identified needs and study objectives, and in 1969 inventoried existing library facilities, services, and use. This included public, school, academic, government, and special and institutional libraries both public and private. There was also an analysis of library revenues and expenditures in the region. From this information two basic development objectives were distilled: a full range of library services for the residents, and the location and design of library facilities for efficient as well as effective service. Taking into account changes in future population, land use, and new residential development, the commission considered alternative plans for library development. The commission has recommended a plan, to be implemented over an 18-year period, which includes some new facilities, additional mobile library units, increased materials, additional staff, a single seven-county federated library system with local autonomy but free exchange of information and materials, and a regional governing board. Sample questionnaires used in the inventory are included in the appendix. (LS)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Institutional Libraries, Library Cooperation, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Surveys, Program Development, Public Libraries, Questionnaires, Regional Libraries, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, School Libraries, Special Libraries, Use Studies
Division for Library Services, Field Services, 3030 Darbo Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53714 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Waukesha.