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ERIC Number: ED131841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Library Service in the Lake Agassiz Region of North Dakota.
North Dakota State Library Commission, Bismarck.
A needs assessment of the library services of the Lake Agassiz region of North Dakota was begun in 1974. A mail survey of the area population and an in-library user survey were conducted. Almost all libraries in the region fell below state standards on holdings primarily because the population base was inadequate to support 11 municipal libraries. Users, who reported satisfaction with library services, supported suggestions for interlibrary cooperative arrangements. Services such as reference materials, photocopy machines, records and tapes, and films were ranked by users as having high priority. The regional citizenry revealed general complacency regarding libraries. This attitude would have to be dealt with in order for region-wide cooperation and innovation to have any major effect. Survey instruments and a copy of the North Dakota Public Library Standards for 1972 are contained in an appendix. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Library Commission, Bismarck.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota