ERIC Number: ED225581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Clifford Library and Learning Resources Self-Study Report.
Morein, P. Grady
Based on a 1980-81 study of the Clifford Library and Learning Resources unit at the University of Evansville (Indiana), this report presents the principal study findings and specific recommendations for improvement in library and learning resources and services. An overview of current changes in U.S. higher education considers enrollment patterns and projections, education costs and funding, curriculum shifts, societal attitudes, and innovations in teaching. Academic library trends and projections are also briefly reviewed. An assessment of the University of Evansville covers its major instructional, research, and community service programs; its goals and objectives; and a profile of its faculty, students, and administrative organization. The history and status of the library and learning resources unit are reviewed prior to a detailed analysis of its collections, facilities, staffing, service delivery, bibliographic instruction, technology, and two specific parts of the library, i.e., the Center for Instructional Services (CIS) and the University Archives. Recommendations based on needs in each of these areas are developed with a technique known as Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM). The report begins with an executive summary and a summary listing of its 27 recommendations and concludes with an appendix delineating the study's data sources and survey results. (ESR)
Descriptors: Archives, College Libraries, Higher Education, Interlibrary Loans, Learning Resources Centers, Library Acquisition, Library Automation, Library Collections, Library Equipment, Library Facilities, Library Instruction, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Reference Services, Self Evaluation (Groups), Systems Analysis, User Satisfaction (Information)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
Authoring Institution: Evansville Univ., IN. Clifford Library and Learning Resources.