ERIC Number: ED116687
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-5
Reference Count: N/A
Libraries and Work Sampling. Challenge to Change: Library Applications of New Concepts, No. 1.
Goodell, John S.
Work sampling is an effective device for testing efficiency in the use of library materials and personnel. An administrator can determine whether circulation or reference librarians are effectively using their time and whether the work flow should be reorganized. Key operations of a sampling should include definition of a problem, identification of the pertinent categories, determination of appropriate observation times, mathematical processing of the data, and finally the interpretation. Statistical tables illustrate calculations of the study, and the figures illustrate tally forms. The appendixes contain additional mathematical refinements and a review of library literature on work sampling; and a 22-item bibliography includes books and articles on sampling. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Guides, Librarians, Library Administration, Library Services, Library Surveys, Reference Services, Statistical Data, Tables (Data)
Libraries Unlimited, Incorporated, P. O. Box 263, Littleton, Colorado 80120 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A