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Topping, Russ; Hole, Carol – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1992
Intended for libraries contemplating the purchase of a bookmobile, this guide suggests evaluating the population it will serve and the programing that will be offered; collecting staff and public input; and having a consultant develop technical specifications, just as one would have an architect design a building. (four references) (LAE)
Descriptors: Bids, Bookmobiles, Consultants, Equipment Evaluation
Simon, Matthew – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1992
Suggests ways to use library buildings and space to attract users and to showcase collections and services. Ideas for a marketing strategy using windows, promenades and walkways, the entrance of lobby, and the interior are offered. Increasing use by making libraries a place for fun and entertainment is also recommended. (MES)
Descriptors: Library Facilities, Library Role, Library Services, Marketing
Johnson, Debra Wilcox – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1990
Summarizes reasons for evaluating library literacy programs and the role of evaluation in the planning process. What to measure is discussed, and sample measures for library collections, support services, and direct instruction are listed. Issues to be considered in developing program objectives and evaluation strategies are also addressed. (10…
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Library Planning, Library Services, Literacy
Crowley, Bill – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1992
Discusses problems with access to local government information faced by libraries and by the public. Local government information policies are discussed, information management practices are considered, library services to disseminate government information are suggested, and a checklist for a model local government information policy is included.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Check Lists, Government Publications, Information Management
Dowell, Connie Vinita – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1994
Describes three projects that won 1994 John Cotton Dana Public Relations Awards. The projects used less than $150 of the library budget, had no full-time public relations staff, and relied on volunteers. Guidelines for entering the 1995 awards contest and a list of all 12 winners from 1994 are given in sidebar articles. (KRN)
Descriptors: Awards, College Libraries, Costs, Guidelines
Raymond, Chadwick; Anderson, Charles – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1987
Description of the planning and implementation of a microcomputer-based local area network in the Northbrook (Illinois) Public Library highlights: (1) applying for a grant; (2) network design; (3) the bidding process; (4) installation; (5) implementing the network; and (6) problems and cautions. (MES)
Descriptors: Grants, Library Services, Local Area Networks, Microcomputers
Drew, Sally – Wilson Library Bulletin, 1985
Discusses the long-term value of bibliographic records to the library and the cost and service implications of that value. Topics covered include records in the public domain; sources of machine-readable bibliographic records (bibliographic utilities, state and multistate networks, commercial vendors, federal agencies, libraries); rights and…
Descriptors: Citations (References), Contracts, Databases, Library Automation