ERIC Number: ED267802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Time Management Study in Academic Libraries. Final Report.
Gothberg, Helen M.; Riggs, Donald E.
This study was undertaken to generate and analyze survey data for evaluating time management practices among directors of large academic libraries. Questionnaires were mailed to 194 library directors and the 159 survey respondents (82%) provided information about their experience and other characteristics; how they allocate their time; to what degree they delegate authority; and their top 10 ranked time wasters. They also responded to a section on leadership style. Several analyses were calculated for the data including frequencies, correlations, chi-squares, and factor analysis. The results of this data analysis provide: (1) a basis for evaluating the training of library managers; (2) an opportunity for academic library directors to compare their own responses to those of others in similar positions; and (3) a look at how existing management allocates time for prospective managers. (THC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Graduate Library School.
Note: For a related paper, see IR 012 137.