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ERIC Number: ED184511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Factors Affecting Administration in United States Academic Libraries during the Period 1971- 75. Occasional Paper No. 138.
Allison, Anne Marie
Items studied in a library survey of U.S. institutions of higher education included shifts in decision-making bodies, unionization, and tenure. From the 1032 questionnaires returned, these findings resulted: (1) 175 of 1025 have unionized library staff--135 of them since 1971; (2) 496 of 1018 librarians responding said they were organized as a faculty or in a similar structure; 22 of 37 academic research libraries answering this question on structure responded similarly; for all libraries claiming faculty or faculty-like structure, 30 percent said that this organization represented a change since 1971; (3) in many areas of the study, 4-year colleges offering no graduate degrees reported the least amount of change; in many categories, the largest institutions (with 10,000 or more full-time enrolled students) reported the highest degree of change. Findings are summarized in 18 tables and discussed; the questionnaire and coding sheets are included. (Author/JD)
Publications Office, 249 Armory Building, Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL 61820
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Graduate School of Library Science.