ERIC Number: ED234821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Management of Circulation Functions in Health Sciences Libraries.
Hodnett, Diane M.
Designed for both experienced professionals and new librarians, this continuing education course syllabus presents a detailed outline of the functions, operations, and management of circulation departments in health sciences libraries. It is noted that emphasis is placed on providing a framework for decision making rather than on providing definitive answers to particular circulation problems. Topics covered include the role and responsibilities of the circulation unit and its staff members, circulation recordkeeping and statistics, the establishment and enforcement of library policy, the relation of the circulation unit to other library and institutional units, problem patrons and special services, the development and maintenance of the reserve collection and related copyright considerations, the development of a circulation procedures manual, manual versus automated circulation systems, security and exit control, photocopy operations and copyright considerations, stack maintenance, and other circulation department services. Five case studies are provided related to problem patrons, special loan considerations, photocopy operations, and automated circulation systems. Also provided are a suggested timetable for conducting the course in one day and a 69-item bibliography. (ESR)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Medical Library Association, Chicago, IL.