ERIC Number: ED104368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Draft: Standards for College Libraries; 1975 Revision.
Givens, Johnnie; And Others
College and Research Libraries News, n11 Dec74
Prepared by the Association of College and Research Libraries Ad Hoc Committee to Revise the 1959 Standards, these standards are designed to assess the adequacy of libraries serving liberal arts programs at the bachelors and masters degree levels. They may also be applied to small university libraries. They attempt to synthesize and articulate the aggregate experience and judgment of the academic library profession regarding the requisite resources, services, and facilities for a minimal library program in a college. These standards are organized on the basis of the major functions and components of library organization and services: objectives, collections, organization of materials, staff, delivery of service, facilities, administration, and budget. The standards are presented with commentary. Formulas are provided for calculating the proper number of volumes and librarians and the space requirements for reading, stacks, and administration. (Author/SL)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Delivery Systems, Evaluation Criteria, Facility Requirements, Library Collections, Library Expenditures, Library Facilities, Library Services, Library Standards, Objectives, Personnel Needs
ACRL, American Library Association, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 (free)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.