ERIC Number: ED311916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Self-Study and Strategic Plan. Final Report.
This report was prepared by an internal strategic planning committee of the James White Library at Andrews University, whose primary responsibility is to support instructional, service, and research programs through the acquisition, organization, maintenance, and availability of appropriate library resources. The report serves three purposes: (1) to facilitate internal library management and planning in a comprehensive manner; (2) to serve as the library's self-study document as part of the Andrews University process for reaccreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; and (3) to serve as the library portion of the university's strategic planning process, which developed from the accreditation self-study. The document examines and analyzes all library functions using the 1986 Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) "Standards for College Libraries" as a guide. Major topics include a new library mission statement with associated goals and objectives; an examination of the library's services and collections; buildings and space planning; computerization of the library; staff development; and bibliographic instruction. Five appendixes provide statistical information about the library; a checklist of the capabilities of an online public access catalog (OPAC); a history of computers in the James White Library; an assessment of the percentage of the library's collection that is in machine readable form; and a detailed look at the space planning of the reference area. (SD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Andrews Univ., Berrien Springs, MI. James White Library.