ERIC Number: ED245678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Library Development Program. Report of the Self-Study.
Naylor, Ronald P., Comp.; And Others
This report is the result of a self-study undertaken by the staff of the University of Miami's Otto G. Richter Library as part of the Academic Library Development Program (ALDP), a management self-study program developed by the Association of Research Libraries' Office of University Library Management Studies. The basic responsibility for the study rested with a seven member study team assisted by four task forces. The study focused on Library operations in four broad areas: administrative structure and communication; technical processing; public service patterns; and physical facilities. The study team used the operating manual provided for ALDP participants but adapted the format to reflect local conditions. A needs assessment was also conducted using ALDP's image survey questionnaire. The final report contains the reports of both the study team and the task forces. The study team reports include a summary of major issues; a historical review; a needs assessment summary; an environmental analysis; and the goals and objectives. The task forces reported on services and collections; management systems; human resources; and technology and facilities. Detailed space utilization plans are also provided. The six appendices include the library user survey form, an analysis of the distribution of the survey respondents, a revised survey form, two personnel activity forms, and a copy of the American Library Association Standards for College Libraries. (DMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Univ. Library Management Studies.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL. Otto G. Richter Library.