ERIC Number: ED108564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Commission On Librarianship at Stanford.
Stanford Univ., CA. Libraries.
The Commission on Librarianship at Stanford was created in May, 1972, to examine the role and status of librarians at the university including professional relationships, effective use of librarians, salaries and personnel practices, and the involvement of librarians in the library and university environment. The Commission's study groups conducted their inquiry through literature reviews and through questionnaires distributed at Stanford and at other academic and research libraries in the United States. The prime recommendation of the study was that a Librarian's Assembly be founded consisting of all librarians at the university. The assembly would serve to improve communication between librarians, increase staff involvement in policy formation, and formulate recommendations to the chief library administrative officers on library operations and personnel policies. The study also examined the role and responsibilities of Stanford librarians in terms of collection development, bibliographic control, public service, library instruction, and management. Twenty-two additional recommendations were made concerning salaries, personnel classification schedules, personnel practices, and employment benefits for librarians. (SL)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Communication (Thought Transfer), Employment Practices, Governing Boards, Job Analysis, Librarians, Library Instruction, Library Research, Library Role, Library Surveys, Personnel Data, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Policy, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Recognition, Questionnaires, Sabbatical Leaves, Salaries
Stanford University Libraries, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Libraries.