ERIC Number: ED118117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations for Audiovisual Materials and Services for Small and Medium-sized Public Libraries.
Public Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Guidelines are provided for audiovisual materials and services in public libraries serving a population of 150,000 or less. A glossary of terms is followed by definitions of responsibility at the federal, state, regional, and local levels. A minimum allocation of 15% of the materials budget for audiovisual resources is recommended. Necessary supporting services are listed, and minimum standards, based on population, are stated for specific kinds of materials. Local personnel needed to run an audiovisual program are described, and nine recommendations are made for minimum space and equipment, with specific equipment itemized. Finally, standards for maintaining statistical data are given. A form for listing holdings data is appended. (LS)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Audiovisual Aids, Audiovisual Centers, Budgets, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Library Circulation, Library Equipment, Library Facilities, Library Services, Library Standards, Media Selection, Personnel, Projection Equipment, Public Libraries, State Aid, Statistical Data
American Library Association, Publications Department, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 ($2.95)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Library Association, Chicago, IL.
Note: Prepared by the Audiovisual Committee