ERIC Number: ED115286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Anatomy of a Small Public Library: A Study of Current and Projected Needs of a Suburban Community and New Town with a Proposed Plan for Library Development.
Greer, Roger C.
A study was made of the Baldwinsville (New York) public library and nearby developing areas, including the Lysander New Community, in order to discover current and future library service needs and to make recommendations for meeting those needs. Existing data, library statistics, and a survey were used to analyze the library and its community. The library was found to have inadequate funding, facilities, services, and personnel to meet the needs of the community. Recommendations were: (1) to recharter the library as a school district public library; (2) to ask voters for a $50,000 budget for 1974; (3) to increase space immediately, with the ultimate goal of three new facilities; (4) to expand the collection toward a goal of 100,000 by 1982; (5) to increase staff; (6) to increase services to adults; (7) to coordinate services to children with the schools; and (8) to develop an experimental information center at a branch library in Lysander. Scattered throughout the text are 42 tables and figures showing demographic information, library data, and results of a user survey. (LS)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Community Characteristics, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Information Centers, Information Needs, Library Collections, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Standards, Personnel Needs, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Use Studies
Roger C. Greer, Syracuse University, School of Information Studies, 113 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Baldwinsville Library Association, NY.; New York State Urban Developmental Corp., Albany.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York