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ERIC Number: ED129300
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Besore Library and its Community, with Recommendations for Extended Public Library Services.
Trace, Sally A.; Mowen, Louise B.
A study of the Besore Public Library was conducted to determine if the library was meeting the needs of the Greencastle-Antrim area of Pennsylvania, to define areas of unmet needs, and to recommend improved programs and services. Information about the community--demographic characteristics, social structure, commercial characteristics, and future projections--were obtained from printed sources and from interviews with residents and community leaders. Data on the library was gathered from library documents and from samples of the collection, registration, and circulation records. Library data were compared to American Library Association standards. Analysis yielded several concrete recommendations: (1) Besore Library should continue to be a part of the County Library system but might be expanded within that system; (2) Efforts should be made to extend services to Antrim Township; (3) Existing adult services should be expanded, especially to serve older citizens; (4) Cooperation between the library and the local school district should be developed; (5) The library collection should be upgraded and the floor space of the building better utilized; and (6) The library should define its goals for services and set up objectives, policies and procedures to obtain the goals. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library, Greencastle, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania