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ERIC Number: ED257475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Staffing in Twenty Midwest College Libraries: Some Notes on Comparative Data, with Selected Library Statistics for 1982-1983.
Mech, Terrence F.
This report compares levels of staffing in the libraries of 20 midwest liberal arts colleges. (Noting that libraries all have different organizational structures and different types and levels of service, the study notes the danger of inappropriate comparisons.) Data for this paper were taken from "1982-83 Library Data: Associated Colleges of the Midwest" and "1982-83 Library Data: Great Lakes College Association." Tables and text present statistics on the following: enrollment and collection data; staffing levels; staff per full time equivalent students; librarians per support staff; hours of student assistance; hours of student assistance in full-time support staff equivalents; circulation and interlibrary loan transactions; circulation and interlibrary loan transactions correlated with professional staff and with total staff; enrollment and circulation correlated with reference questions; and volume total and enrollment correlated with circulation. The second part of the document, "Selected Library Statistics," presents statistical information on five 4-year colleges in northeastern Pennsylvania. The collection instrument used is a modified version of an instrument developed by the Council on Independent Colleges to examine staffing levels; the levels are divided by service area for professional and support staff. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A