ERIC Number: ED131743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-20
Reference Count: 0
A Contemporary Status Report on the Libraries of Historically Black Public Colleges and Universities.
Hill, Johnny Ray
Trends and emerging developments within the libraries of 34 traditionally public black colleges and universities are examined, based on the questionnaire responses of chief librarians working within those institutions. This report interprets certain progress made by the colleges primarily within the last three years. It also presents certain findings regarding student enrollment, collections, staffing patterns, facilities, financial support, interinstitutional cooperation, services to students, and selected general information. Statistical tables relating to these areas are included. It is concluded that although progress is apparent, tremendous work is needed for these institutions to gain parity with comparable institutions. The solution resides in increased funding from four sources: the state legislature, federal government, alumni association, and private foundations or other philanthropic organizations. One of the pressing problems of the traditionally public black colleges continues to be the elimination of deficiencies caused by the historic inequities of financial and professional support. (LBH)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, College Libraries, Educational Supply, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Financial Needs, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Librarians, Library Acquisition, Library Services, National Surveys, State Aid, State Colleges, State Universities, Statistical Surveys
Office of Advancement of Public Negro Colleges, 805 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 577, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Atlanta, GA. Office for Advancement of Public Negro Colleges.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.