ERIC Number: ED101683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-15
Reference Count: 0
A Plan of Library Services for Pinellas County, Florida.
Summers, F. William; Curran, Charles C.
In order to determine the feasibility of establishing a county-wide library system, the Pinellas County (Florida) Board of County Commissioners authorized a study of existing library services and possible alternatives for reorganization. Data were gathered and analyzed from: (1) questionnaires sent to library directors; (2) interviews with these directors, the directors of two junior colleges, the county supervisor of school media services, and other county officials; and (3) existing demographic and land use data. After establishing the existing situation as to personnel, resources, services, facilities, users, and funding of the individual libraries in the county, the study consultants examined several alternative methods for providing county-wide library services. They recommended the establishment of a county-wide library service incorporating existing libraries as functional components. The framework for such organization was devised along with plans for administrative and organizational structure, incorporation of existing libraries, services, bibliographic control, and funding. The questionnaire and a list of interview questions are appended. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Pinellas County Board of Commissioners, Clearwater, FL.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Librarianship.