ERIC Number: ED253252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Temple University Public Services Study Report. One of a Series of Self-Studies and Research Projects. Final Report.
Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.
This self-study by Temple University Libraries involved the efforts of 33 library staff members--9 on the study team, and 24 on 4 task forces--over a period of 12 months. Task forces were organized according to four issues: Organization of Public Services, Staffing and Management, Public Service and Technology, and Library Users and Their Changing Needs. The 110 recommendations that resulted make up the major part of this report. The title of the staff member or committee responsible for implementation and a time line are provided for each recommendation as well as the task force that proposed it. The list is divided into eight areas: (l) Organization (including Administrative Positions); (2) Statistics/Surveys; (3) Users' Services (including In-Depth Reference Services); (4) Access to Materials; (5) Technology and Automation (including Online Systems and Document Delivery); (6) Staffing; (7) Communication; and (8) Facilities and Equipment. This final report also includes the director's charge to the study team and a preface and introduction that explain the background and operation of the study. Appendices list persons (positions) responsible for implementing the recommendations together with references to specific recommendations and present the library's Environmental Profile and Descriptive Inventory of Public Services. Task force reports are available separately. (THC)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Higher Education, Information Needs, Information Services, Library Administration, Library Automation, Library Facilities, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Research, Library Services, Position Papers, Research Libraries, Self Evaluation (Groups)
Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Studies, 1527 New Hampshire Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($15.00 per copy prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: General Electric Foundation, Ossining, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.