ERIC Number: ED105873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Goals and Objectives Experience; A Report to the Council on Library Resources.
Bone, Larry Earl
With funding from the Council of Library Resources, visits were made in the summer of 1974 to the public libraries of ten large cities in order to examine their procedures for setting goals and objectives. Since the goal-setting process implies the selection of priorities and the application of leadership by the library administration, the leadership styles and philosophies and the management techniques of these libraries were also considered. Separate summaries were compiled for observations about the public libraries of Baltimore, Brooklyn, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, the District of Columbia, Memphis, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Tulsa. It was concluded that it is too soon to assess the overall impact of goals and objectives setting as a management technique in large public libraries, since libraries have come to this process late and many such efforts are still in their initial stages. General observations were made on the goal-setting effort, requirements for its success, and barriers to be overcome. (Author/SL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.