ERIC Number: ED164147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Providing Library Services for the Chicano Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley: Policy Issues and Recommendations.
Padilla, Raymond V.
The paper defines the fundamental policy issues facing the Chicano Studies Program with respect to library services, outlines a general position which Chicano Studies can take in relation to those issues, and provides concrete suggestions for improving the library services now available to Chicano Studies through both the Chicano Studies Library and the campus library network. Findings include: the University of California's position is that library services are an important and integral part of the University's academic programs; a University of California Library Task Force advocates that high quality instruction and research can be maintained only with adequate financial support for high quality library services; no new academic program can be started unless library costs and resources are determined first; two basic models are available for the delivery of library services to Chicano studies--a decentralized and a centralized model; there is a need to increase communication and interaction between the Chicano Studies Program and the Chicano Studies Library if both are to develop into more effective units. Among the recommendations are that: a Chicano Studies Library Advisory Committee be established either concurrent with, or subsequent to, the work of the task force; all Chicano Studies instructors be required to submit to the Chicano Studies Library a textbook and reference book list for respective courses, which the Library will purchase on a first priority basis. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Chicano Studies Program.