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ERIC Number: ED402934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 52
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An Evaluation of the Library Committee at Philadelphia College of Bible.
Brown, Lyn S.; Ryan, G. Jeremiah
To reaffirm its accreditation with the Accrediting Association for Bible Colleges, Philadelphia College of Bible (Pennsylvania) studied programs and recommended improvements throughout the college. This study evaluates the operations of the library committee to determine if it functions according to its job description in the college's management manual. A survey of college faculty was conducted to determine opinions about the functions and role of the library committee. The survey achieved a 55% return rate (n=28). Some library committee objectives were not being met. The library committee made recommendations regarding library policy for faculty and students, and worked with the faculty to build the library collection, but did not help the college meet its objectives as a Christian center for information in the community. Library committee objectives did not provide guidelines necessary for the most effective use of the library committee. A fully supported and functioning library committee will enhance communication between the faculty and library staff, improve the quality of purchases of new library materials, and promote greater use of the library by the student body. Recommendations include: revision of the purpose and function of the library committee, development of a library committee handbook and operations manual, and committee progress evaluations. Appendices include the survey and survey results. (Contains 10 references.) (SWC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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