ERIC Number: ED118098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Libraries.
Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma, Wilburton.
A study was made of library services in the Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma (KEDDO). Since six of the seven counties in the district belonged to the Chocktaw Nation Multi-County Library System (CNMCLS), particular attention was given to the seventh county, Pushmataha. The population, socioeconomic factors, transportation system, and industrial development in KEDDO were considered. Analysis of both the CNMCLS and the Pushmataha County Antlers Library showed that while the libraries of CNMCLS did not entirely meet Oklahoma state standards, CNMCLS was providing better services than Pushmataha County. Two possibilities for reorganization were proposed: (1) a joint city and county library could be formed, or (2) Pushmataha County could join CNMCLS and enjoy the benefits of CNMCLS's mail-a-book services; bookmobiles; centralized bookkeeping, book processing, and ordering; specialized equipment; larger book discounts; broader tax base; reference center; personnel training programs; and special programs for patrons. A specific recommendation was made that the Antlers Public Library Board of Trustees review existing policies and procedures and develop a written library policy. Appendixes include state and national library standards, CNMCLS salary and personnel classification schedules, a CNMCLS activities report, and a sample survey form. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oklahoma State Dept. of Libraries, Oklahoma City.
Authoring Institution: Kiamichi Economic Development District of Oklahoma, Wilburton.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma