ERIC Number: ED184511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
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)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Administrative Change, Administrative Policy, Decision Making, Library Administration, Library Surveys, Organization, Tenure, Trend Analysis, Unions
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
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Graduate School of Library Science.