ERIC Number: ED358869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Public Library Standards for Kansas, Measurements of Quality. Revised.
Kansas State Library, Topeka.
The periodic review and development of public library standards are undertaken by the Kansas State Library to best serve the public interest by insuring the quality of the state's public libraries. Standards are defined for the structure and governance of libraries. Service objectives and standards for automation and technology are defined. Policies relating to library personnel, including salaries and evaluation, are reviewed, as is the handling of library collections and library development. Requirements for the physical facilities are discussed, and both input and output measures are suggested for evaluation. A library may choose to evaluate itself in a variety of ways, including quantitative and qualitative measures or comparisons to Kansas standards. Appendixes summarize library standards by library type, review the suggested continuing education policy and materials policies and statements, and provide a building program and standards summary checklist. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Library Automation, Library Collections, Library Facilities, Library Personnel, Library Policy, Library Services, Library Standards, Policy Formation, Public Libraries, Qualitative Research, Quality Control, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Libraries, State Standards
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Library, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas