ERIC Number: ED103001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Whitmore Library: A New Concept of Public Library Services.
Until 1972, library services in Salt Lake County consisted of a group of branch libraries with nearly identical collections for recreational reading. Because the needs of the community had become more complex, a new regional library was built to coordinate library operations and establish new services. Among the innovations in public library service at the new library are the intershelving of young adult and adult nonfiction, and the housing of nonprint media with print media. The library houses an auditorium with a stage and kitchen, music practice rooms, TV conference rooms with video tape capability, and a complete reproduction center. This center includes photocopy, laminating, dry-mounting, and other reproduction equipment unusual in a public library. Community information services and bibliographic services are provided. The new program was financed through savings from previous budgets, an increased library mill levy, and $250,000 in revenue sharing funds. Patron response has been highly enthusiastic, and plans for expansion are underway. (KC)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Centers, Branch Libraries, Community Involvement, County Libraries, Film Libraries, Library Collections, Library Cooperation, Library Equipment, Library Facilities, Library Planning, Library Services, Periodicals, Public Libraries, Reference Materials, Reference Services, Serials
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Salt Lake County Library System, Midvale, UT.
Identifiers - Location: Utah