ERIC Number: ED348994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
A New Strategic Direction for the AAHSLD Annual Statistics: Planning, Service Roles, Performance Measures, and Management Information Systems for Academic Health Science Libraries: Final Report for Phase I.
McClure, Charles R.; And Others
This report presents a summary of activities, findings, and recommendations from Phase I of a project to improve the effectiveness of academic health science libraries and their provision of information services. The objectives for Phase I of the project are given: (1) to identify academic health science library requirements in the areas of planning, performance measures, and management information systems; (2) to analyze the Annual Statistics database in light of these requirements; (3) to develop draft performance measures, service roles, and planning models; (4) to conduct a workshop to inform the membership of the Association of Academic Health Science Library Directors (AAHSLD) on the status of the project, as well as to inform them on the components of the planning process; and (5) to task the remaining phases of the project. The main body of the report provides a brief introduction to the project, an overview of the method, key findings and conclusions, and a proposed tasking and budget for remaining project phases. Twenty key recommendations cover strategic planning, vision statements and performance measurement, data management, and improved education for management and evaluation. The seven appendices, which make up the major part of the final report, contain detailed reports on data collection activities, the findings, and recommendations. (KRN)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Databases, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Improvement, Information Services, Library Associations, Library Planning, Library Statistics, Management Development, Management Information Systems, Medical Libraries, Needs Assessment, Performance Factors, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors.
Authoring Institution: Information Management Consultant Services, Inc., Manlius, NY.