ERIC Number: ED161438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Information Resources: An Analysis of Community Needs and an Evaluation of Library Services in Chatham and Alamance Counties.
Kern, Susan H.; Ritter, Philip W.
This study, which was designed to provide an overview of the community and the status of public library services, gave specific consideration to the general characteristics and needs of the community, the organization, administration, and funding of the library, existing library facilities, staff and material resources, existing services, and an evaluation of the present library users and non-users. Information about the community (history, characteristics, future plans, projections) was acquired from printed sources and from interviews with community officials. Data on the library were collected from March 1977 through January 1978 through interviews with library board members and staff, as well as samples of collections, registration, and circulation records. Library records, reports, and official documents were also consulted. These data were compared to the "Standards for Public Library Service in North Carolina," and 14 recommendations were proposed in the following areas: materials, facilities, hours of service, borrowing services, reference and information services, programming, and services to special groups. Eight maps, nine charts, and 48 data tables are included. (Author/JAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central North Carolina Regional Library, Burlington.