ERIC Number: ED026086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Library Services in West Virginia, Present and Proposed.
Blasingame, Ralph; Ridinger, Thornton J.
The scope of this study included (1) reviewing the present plan for regional library development; (2) analyzing statutes affecting library organization and financing; (3) conducting a survey of the library collections, staff, and physical facilities presently existing; (4) compiling data on educational, social, and economic conditions in West Virginia which might influence library services; (5) visiting a sufficient number of libraries and related institutions to insure the accuracy and relevance of the data to be gathered; and (6) recommending plans for the development, organization, and financing of public library service using the collected data. In order to collect data the survey staff sent out 481 questionnaires to public, school, special, and state government libraries, examined annual reports, made field visits, and compared data to national, regional, and state standards. Copies of the questionnaires used, a list of public libraries in West Virginia, and a reference book checklist of 193 items are appended. (CC)
Descriptors: Financial Support, Intellectual Property, Librarians, Libraries, Library Collections, Library Networks, Library Services, Library Standards, Library Surveys, State Programs
West Virginia Library Commission, 2004 Quarrier St., Charleston, West Virginia 25311 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Library Commission, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia