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ERIC Number: ED245677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Administration in Community College Libraries.
Hepfer, William
This review of issues facing administrators of community college libraries and learning resources centers focuses on four main areas: (1) organization of services; (2) maximizing library effectiveness; (3) administrative qualifications; and (4) standards for community college libraries. It begins by arguing that, since a library reflects the goals and objectives of the institution it services, a library serving a community college has to provide a wider range of learning resources than a library at a traditional four-year college or university. This is because the community college seeks to provide not only a comprehensive curriculum of transferable academic programs, but also remedial programs, continuing education, guidance and counseling, vocational/technical training, and community service. Results of library research indicate that: the organization and scope of services in a community college library vary significantly from one institution to another, depending largely on the priorities and resources of each institution; a good working relationship with the faculty is the most effective way of increasing library use; most directors had a library science background according to a nationwide survey conducted in 1972, but some professionals suggest this is not necessary; and a revised "Guidelines for Two-Year Learning Resources Programs" published in 1982 has not met with total agreement, but the review process provided an opportunity for reaffirmation of the basic tenets of community college librarianship by a large number of the professionals involved. (DMC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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