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ERIC Number: ED136765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug-31
University Library Organization and Administration in Latin America: The Development of a Pragmatic Model.
Wassom, Earl; Rees, Robert
Presented is an assessment of the organization, procedures, personnel, fiscal support, and physical plant of the University of Los Andes library system. Field visits by a consultant team which placed assessors on the site for a total of 97 man-days were made during the March to June 1976 period. Assessment instruments were developed and administered to gather factual data. Personal interviews with librarians, support staff, university administrators, professors, and students to determine attitudes and needs were conducted. Instrument responses and interview data were analyzed and synthesized to present a coherent picture of the situation. A rationale was developed compatible with objectives and purposes for a Venezuelan institution of higher education. The assessment findings and rationale were melded into a proposed model for the structure and functions of the University of Los Andes library system. Problems in organizational structure, fiscal support, physical facilities, staff qualifications, operational procedures, and technical processes were identified, solutions proposed, and recommendations were made. (Author/AP)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Libraries, Financial Support, Library Collections, Library Planning, Library Services, Organizational Development, Personnel
Earl Wassom, Cravens Graduate Center, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green.
Identifiers - Location: Venezuela