ERIC Number: ED190161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-28
Reference Count: 0
The Ecology of the Academic Library: Articulating Library Needs to the College Planning Process.
Hubbard, Willis M.
This paper discusses the importance of an analytic planning model to academic libraries in the context of campus-wide planning and briefly describes two projects funded through the Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges (CASC) to develop appropriate management products. The first project focused on the development and testing of analytic planning models capable of being replicated at other colleges; the second developed and tested a series of management information systems to provide the data for an analytic planning cycle, as well as other planning and data services. These projects resulted in the implementation of an analytic planning model on the campuses of most of the 15 participating colleges, and the generation of nine management modules (or data systems) capable of providing inter-institutional data for comparative purposes. These modules, which are available to interested colleges from CASC, cover library costs and services, personnel and compensation, instructional program, faculty activity, college goals and climate, student recruitment, student attrition, student financial aid, and fund raising. An outline of characteristics common to many analytic data systems and a description of the library-oriented module are included. (RAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Missouri Library Association Annual Conference (September 28, 1979). For related documents, see IR 008 715-720.