ERIC Number: ED108709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Coordination: A Point of View.
Faibisoff, Sylvia G.
To more adequately provide for newly perceived user needs, New York State libraries have adopted the philosophy of regionalism through which public, academic, and special libraries can cooperate and share resources. The state's 22 public library systems and 9 3R regions (Reference and Research Library Resources Councils) are organized geographically. The key to developing regionalism is multi-directional communication. In order to create a statewide network and to communicate with the regions, an administrative unit at the State level could be most responsive if divided by function--a resource section, a collection development section, an interlibrary loan section, a communication and delivery section, and a budget section. The regions could then coordinate their plans through a Statewide Advisory Council on Library Development composed of representatives from each of the regions, and all could then report to the Assistant Commissioner for Libraries. (Author/KKC)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Coordination, Geographic Regions, Information Needs, Library Cooperation, Library Networks, Library Services, Medical Libraries, Public Libraries, Reference Services, Regional Cooperation, Regional Programs, Research Libraries, Special Libraries, Speeches, State Libraries
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Central Research Library Council, Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York