ERIC Number: ED098936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-11
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Role of the Special Librarian in a Federal Natural Resources Research Laboratory.
Eaton, Deborah A.
The function of a Federal research library reflects the purpose of the laboratory it serves and the philosophy of the librarian. Libraries at the Fish and Wildlife Service research centers must rely on small specialized collections, supplemented by a large amount of cooperation among agency libraries and other subject-related collections. Due to personnel, funding, and space limitations, the conscientious librarian must serve his research staff by coordinating the resources of his own and other libraries, as well as being familiar with data bases and other specialized information resources that complement his collection. Each library is funded through the research center budget and is locally administered. In the end, however, it is the philosophy and goals that the librarian sets for himself and his library that are responsible for the success and relevance of the library services. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fish and Wildlife Service (Dept. of Interior), Denver, CO. Wildlife Research Center.