ERIC Number: ED359988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Standards for Church and Synagogue Libraries: Guidelines for Measuring Effectiveness and Progress. CSLA Guide No. 6. Second Edition.
Church and Synagogue Library Association, Portland, OR.
This outline of standards is designed for administrators and committees concerned with libraries for religious congregations. The standards were developed based on the understanding that the church or synagogue library is a special library that serves the institution in which it is housed and which is supplemental to other libraries in the area, providing materials related to the teachings and programs of its faith. Standards are presented as goals to work toward in organizing and developing congregational libraries. The standards begin by establishing the need for a policy statement and providing a sample statement. Other areas discussed include: (1) physical requirements; (2) administration and operation; (3) personnel qualifications and responsibilities; (4) finances; (5) selection of materials; (6) cataloging and classification; (7) public relations; and (8) a check list for long-range planning. An appendix contains sample policy statements, a sample materials selection policy, and sample by-laws for a library committee. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Cataloging, Churches, Classification, Guidelines, Library Administration, Library Collection Development, Library Personnel, Library Planning, Library Services, Library Standards, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Libraries, Standard Setting, User Needs (Information)
Church and Synagogue Library Association, P.O. Box 19357, Portland, OR 97280-0357.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Church and Synagogue Library Association, Portland, OR.