ERIC Number: ED121350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-12
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Library Elements in Statements of Accrediting Standards. A Review of the Literature. Working Paper, ACRL Ad Hoc Committee to Revise the 1959 "Standards for College Libraries".
Totten, Herman L.
A review of the literature on college library standards was conducted in order to tabulate the elements found in the latest statements of accrediting agencies and library organizations. First, the published standards and guidelines of library associations and accrediting agencies were considered individually. A chart was devised for tabulating these 16 publications against 20 elements possible for inclusion in standards. Information from two studies of accrediting agencies was also examined and tabulated in a similar way. These studies considered requirements for libraries made by 21 accrediting organizations in such areas as law, business, health, etc. The elements most often checked on both charts were: resources, staff, financies, services, facilities, and administration. (LS)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Coll. and Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.
Note: For related documents, see ED 118 080 and IR 003 352-357