ERIC Number: ED121243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
How To Organize and Operate a Small Library. A Comprehensive Guide to the Organization and Operation of a Small Library for Your School, Church, Law Firm, Business, Hospital, Community, Court, Historical Museum or Association.
Bernhard, Genore H.
A guide is presented for those unfamiliar with library procedures who wish to organize and operate a small library. Following a discussion of the modern library's role, there is detailed information about library boards, librarians, finance, legal problems, policies, equipment, supplies, and book acquisition and processing. Shelving, filing, book lending, record keeping, and book repairing are also covered, along with audiovisual materials and publicity and promotion. A successful, small town library is described, and special instructions are provided for church, church music, school, law, business, and medical libraries. There are additional suggestions for operating a small historical museum or local historical society. Illustrations of equipment, supplies, catalog cards, and special procedures appear throughout the guide. Appendixes contain lists of state library agencies, library suppliers, and information sources as well as an outline of the Dewey Decimal system and special decimal subdivisions for church libraries. (LS)
Descriptors: Church Programs, Guides, Institutional Libraries, Library Administration, Library Equipment, Library Planning, Library Role, Library Technical Processes, Local History, Museums, Repair, Special Libraries, Voluntary Agencies
The Highsmith Company, P. O. Box 25, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 53538 ($2.20 each, postpaid; 6-11 $2.00, 12 or more $1.90 postpaid)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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