ERIC Number: ED314072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Resources--Shafer Library, Volume I; Institutional Profile, Volume II.
Newman, George C.
This self-study report begins by reviewing the history of the Shafer Library at Findlay College (Ohio) from 1968 until 1978, when the staff, director, and college reexamined its goals and objectives, particularly with reference to budgetary constraints and new academic and curricular developments. The report then analyzes the functions and components of the Shafer Library in relation to Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) standards. Volume I extensively evaluates and describes the following aspects of the Shafer library: physical facilities; personnel; collection development; circulation; library instruction; and the budget and expenditures. Three areas are identified as having highest priority: (1) library personnel needs to be increased at both the professional and the paraprofessional levels; (2) both print and nonprint materials need to be expanded and updated; and (3) audiovisual equipment must be acquired and replaced to enable a smoothly functioning media center. Within the text, 11 tables organize data and seven graphs depict trends. Appendixes include the floorplans for the Shafer library; a list of 18 colleges in the library cost and service analysis study; and lists of audiovisual equipment in the non-print media center and instructional and information guides in the Shafer Library collection. Ten references are listed. Volume II provides a profile of the library at the time of the study. (SD)
Descriptors: Cataloging, College Libraries, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Library Automation, Library Collection Development, Library Expenditures, Library Instruction, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Standards, Nonprint Media, Organizational Objectives, Periodicals, Self Evaluation (Groups), User Needs (Information)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Findlay Coll., OH.