ERIC Number: ED104350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Imperatives for Change; A Management Improvement Analysis of the Seattle Public Library. A Report to the Board of Trustees.
Public Affairs Counseling, San Francisco, CA.
To develop organizational recommendations, propose new management procedures, and assist in budget preparation, a management improvement analysis was undertaken at the Seattle Public Library. Discussions were held with library board and supervising staff on all aspects of organization, operations, and services; a trial budget procedure was excuted; and extensive user and time distribution surveys were conducted. After long-range goals were identified, recommendations were made in administration and reorganization, budgeting, and operating procedure. Public survey results and special studies of substantive issues of mobile services, automation alternative, technical service, and staff development are included. Thirty tables and other miscellaneous data are appended. (SK)
Descriptors: Administration, Budgeting, Delivery Systems, Library Administration, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Surveys, Management by Objectives, Public Libraries, Tables (Data), Use Studies
Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98104 ($24.82)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Seattle Public Libraries, WA.
Authoring Institution: Public Affairs Counseling, San Francisco, CA.