ERIC Number: ED238431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Approved Recommendations on Working Out National Standards of Library Service for the Blind.
Cylke, Frank Kurt, Ed.; And Others
Standards are briefly outlined for four general areas. Administrative areas addressed are policies and procedures, legal basis, planning reports--statistical and narrative, budget, funding, personnel (personnel policies and procedures, positions and responsibilities, staff size, training and performance, job description, affirmative action, training and instruction, and volunteers), relationships with other libraries and agencies (sharing information, coordination of services, liaison activities and public education, directories of other agencies, and contacts with library schools), and physical facilities (the interior). Resource development areas include selection of materials, copyright, annotated bibliographies, titles produced, collection maintenance, quality control, technical and qualitative criteria, reproduction of titles and copies (cassette, braille, and large type), and collection maintenance. User service standards address user needs, temporary service, responsibility to users, registration, circulation (lending policies and system design), interlibrary loan, referral services, equipment (demonstration equipment and services), communication with users, reader advisory service, and measuring user satisfaction. Finally, the area of public education and information covers active liaison, programs, newsletters, and the reference collection. A glossary is provided. (LMM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).