Science.gov

Sample records for central public libraries

  1. Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 1972

    1972-01-01

    Building data is given for the following public libraries: New York, New York; Blue Island, Illinois; Corte Madera, California; Muskogee, Oklahoma: Charlotte, North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; Houston, Texas; Albermarle, North Carolina; Spokane, Washington; and Hemet, California. (Author/NH)

  2. Academic Library Centrality: User Success through Service, Access, and Tradition. ACRL Publications in Librarianship No. 50.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grimes, Deborah J.

    The purpose of this book is to report the findings of one study of the centrality of the academic library and to suggest specific ways in which the library can fulfill its mission. The book aims to improve librarians' understanding of how to help their users succeed and seeks a new metaphor for the academic library that is appropriate for the…

  3. Public Library in Thailand.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lerdsuriyakul, Kulthorn

    This paper on public libraries in Thailand begins with a section that provides background on public libraries in the past, lists the functions of the public library, and describes three size classifications of public libraries. The second section outlines the tasks of the current public library in three areas: informal education; nonformal…

  4. Public Libraries Going Green

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Kathryn

    2010-01-01

    Going green is now a national issue, and patrons expect their library to respond in the same way many corporations have. Libraries are going green with logos on their Web sites, programs for the public, and a host of other initiatives. This is the first book to focus strictly on the library's role in going green, helping you with: (1) Collection…

  5. Directory of Public Libraries in Maryland, 1995-96.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Library Development and Services.

    This document is a directory of public libraries in the state of Maryland. Agencies which cooperate with public libraries, such as Cooperating Libraries of Central Maryland, State Library Resource Center, and Public Libraries and State Networking Branch, are also listed. The library entries are arranged alphabetically by county, beginning with…

  6. Small Public Library Management

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pearlmutter, Jane; Nelson, Paul

    2012-01-01

    Anyone at the helm of a small public library knows that every little detail counts. But juggling the responsibilities that are part and parcel of the job is far from easy. Finally, here's a handbook that includes everything administrators need to keep a handle on library operations, freeing them up to streamline and improve how the organization…

  7. Financing Public Library Construction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rohlf, Robert H.; Stoffel, Lester L.

    1987-01-01

    Reviews financing options available to Illinois public libraries for construction or expansion, including general obligation bonds, mortgage funds, building reserve funds, building fund levies, lease back arrangements, sale of air or ground development rights, interest on special funds, gift funds and grants, Library Service and Construction Act…

  8. Increasing Public Library Productivity.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Samuelson, Howard

    1981-01-01

    Suggests ways of improving productivity for public libraries faced with increased accountability, dwindling revenues, and continuing inflation. Techniques described include work simplification, work analysis, improved management, and employee motivation. (RAA)

  9. Medical Texts for Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cormier, John

    1978-01-01

    A list of 25 medical books for public libraries is based on a survey of central Massachusetts health librarians. The books are divided into two groups: basic texts in the major medical fields, and texts in the medical subspecialities fields. A list of additional medical bibliographies is included. (Author/JPF)

  10. Public Libraries Section. Libraries Serving General Public Division. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on public libraries, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "The Role of Public Libraries in Developing Countries with Particular Reference to the Gambia" by Sally P. C. N'Jie (The Gambia); (2) "Public Libraries in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG)" by Friedrich…

  11. Public Relations in Special Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rutkowski, Hollace Ann; And Others

    1991-01-01

    This theme issue includes 11 articles on public relations (PR) in special libraries. Highlights include PR at the Special Libraries Association (SLA); sources for marketing research for libraries; developing a library image; sample PR releases; brand strategies for libraries; case studies; publicizing a consortium; and a bibliography of pertinent…

  12. Alabama Public Library Service Library Directory and 1996 Statistical Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    This publication presents library contact information and statistics for Alabama public libraries for fiscal year 1996 (October 1, 1995-September 30, 1996). The library directory is arranged by type of library: public libraries, single-county public library systems, multi-county public library systems, and multitype library systems. Entries…

  13. Censorship in Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Biggins, Barbara; Handsley, Elizabeth

    This paper discusses the legal obligations owed by librarians to the users of their facilities, focusing on the viewing of pornography on the Internet in the public library. The meanings commonly ascribed to the word censorship are presented. Australian federal law that governs the classification of films, videos, computer games, and publications…

  14. IEEE Conference Publications in Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Karl E.

    1984-01-01

    Conclusions of surveys (63 libraries, OCLC database, University of Rhode Island users) assessing handling of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) conference publications indicate that most libraries fully catalog these publications using LC cataloging, and library patrons frequently require series access to publications. Eight…

  15. Centralization vs. decentralization in medical school libraries.

    PubMed

    Crawford, H

    1966-07-01

    Does the medical school library in the United States operate more commonly under the university library or the medical school administration? University-connected medical school libraries were asked to indicate (a) the source of their budgets, whether from the central library or the medical school, and (b) the responsibility for their acquisitions and cataloging. Returns received from sixtyeight of the seventy eligible institutions showed decentralization to be much the most common: 71 percent of the libraries are funded by their medical schools; 79 percent are responsible for their own acquisitions and processing. The factor most often associated with centralization of both budget and operation is public ownership. Decentralization is associated with service to one or two rather than three or more professional schools. Location of the medical school in a different city from the university is highly favorable to autonomy. Other factors associated with these trends are discussed. PMID:5945568

  16. Prospects for Public Library Evaluation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van House, Nancy A.; Childers, Thomas

    1991-01-01

    Discusses methods of evaluation that can be used to measure public library effectiveness, based on a conference sponsored by the Council on Library Resources. Topics discussed include the Public Library Effectiveness Study (PLES), quantitative and qualitative evaluation, using evaluative information for resource acquisition and resource…

  17. Consumer Health Information Provision in Rural Public Libraries: A Comparison of Two Library Systems

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Flaherty, Mary Grace

    2013-01-01

    To better understand health information provision in the public library setting, two cooperative library systems that serve primarily rural populations in upstate New York were studied. The central library in one of those systems established a consumer health information center (CHIC) in 1999. In the other system, the central library does not have…

  18. Public Libraries: On the Skids?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eisner, Joseph

    1971-01-01

    It does not appear that there will be significant improvements in library funding for the foreseeable future. Public libraries will have to adjust their services and programs to the reality imposed by fiscal constraints. (10 references) (Author)

  19. Planning Istanbul's Public Library System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dokmeci, Vedia; Korca, Perver

    1992-01-01

    Discussion of the role of public libraries in socioeconomic development focuses on an evaluation of the existing library system in Istanbul (Turkey) and proposes a plan for its balanced development with respect to population distribution and technological advances. Highlights include building design, library automation, and financial…

  20. Realism in Public Library Public Relations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scilken, Marvin H.

    1972-01-01

    The threat from school libraries coupled with misdirected publicity efforts has created the need for a massive nationwide public relations and advertising campaign whose main appeal should be to nonusers. (Author/NH)

  1. North American Metropolitan City Libraries Publications 1966-1971

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Library Review, 1972

    1972-01-01

    The publications in this list are summarized under the following headings: central libraries, district (regional) libraries, and local (communal) libraries; and under the social objectives of libraries which can be grouped as civic, cultural, educational, industrial, recreational, research and social welfare. A subject and key-word index is…

  2. Homelessness in Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wong, Yi Ling

    2009-01-01

    This paper takes a theoretical and practical approach in defining the "problem" of homelessness in libraries. The author examines three fundamental problems on homelessness. The three fundamental questions are: (a) Who are the homeless? (b) Why are they homeless? (c) What are their information needs in libraries? These questions are important in…

  3. Financing Public Libraries in Ohio.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stocker, Frederick D.

    This study is an outgrowth of the plans and programs set in motion by the study of professor Ralph Blasingame, Rutgers University Graduate School, in 1968, and the 1969 legislation setting up the Ohio Library Development Plan (OLDP). Its purposes are to describe the system of financing public libraries in Ohio, to identify problem areas, and to…

  4. School and Public Library Collaboration

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vincellete, Pete; Queen, Priscilla

    2012-01-01

    More than 60,000 students attend over seventy schools comprising the Douglas County School District (DCSD) in Colorado. It has been a consistently high-performing district, with a reputation for being among Colorado's elite. Douglas County Libraries (DCL) is a nationally recognized state-of-the-art public library system with seven branches serving…

  5. Public Information and the Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Missouri State Library, Jefferson City.

    In addition to serving the intellectual, the arty, the scholar, the housewife, and children, the library must take positive steps to update its public relations (PR) posture if it is to reach the great mass of the population who currently feel the library is not for them. The many and varied approaches possible in a good PR program include: (1) a…

  6. Dimensions of Public Library Effectiveness II: Library Performance.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van House, Nancy A.; Childers, Thomas

    1990-01-01

    Describes the Public Library Effectiveness Study (PLES), which was designed to apply models and methods of organizational effectiveness research to public libraries. Indicators of public library effectiveness are described, factor analysis results are presented, implications for evaluating library performance are discussed, and further research is…

  7. Academic and Public Library Buildings, 1986.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fox, Bette-Lee; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Three articles on library buildings present Library Journal's annual architectural survey of completed public and academic library buildings and library projects in progress; guidelines for leasing a shared library facility, and a description of a successful public library building project in Michigan are also discussed. (EM)

  8. National Policy on Public Libraries in India.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jambhekar, Neeta

    1995-01-01

    Investigates the government policies in India, especially the five-year plans regarding finance, since its independence in 1947 and their impact on the establishment of the public library system. Highlights include model library systems, library development, national libraries, information services, and adult education and public libraries.…

  9. Homeschoolers and the Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kleist-Tesch, Jane M.

    1998-01-01

    Examines the history of the homeschooling movement in the United States, the reasons parents choose to homeschool their children, the general profile of homeschoolers, and the responsibility that public libraries and librarians have in serving the homeschooling population. Suggests ways librarians can better serve homeschoolers. (AEF)

  10. Whitmore Library: A New Concept of Public Library Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schuurman, Guy

    Until 1972, library services in Salt Lake County consisted of a group of branch libraries with nearly identical collections for recreational reading. Because the needs of the community had become more complex, a new regional library was built to coordinate library operations and establish new services. Among the innovations in public library…

  11. Collection development at the NOAA Central Library

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Quillen, Steve R.

    1994-01-01

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library collection, approximately one million volumes, incorporates the holdings of its predecessor agencies. Within the library, the collections are filed separately, based on their source and/or classification schemes. The NOAA Central Library provides a variety of services to users, ranging from quick reference and interlibrary loan to in-depth research and online data bases.

  12. Evaluating Public Libraries Using Standard Scores: The Library Quotient.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    O'Connor, Daniel O.

    1982-01-01

    Describes a method for assessing the performance of public libraries using a standardized scoring system and provides an analysis of public library data from New Jersey as an example. Library standards and the derivation of measurement ratios are also discussed. A 33-item bibliography and three data tables are included. (JL)

  13. Montana Library Laws, Rules, and Public Library Standards.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Montana State Library, Helena.

    Chapter 1 of this handbook of Montana library laws, rules, and public library standards contains excerpts from the Constitution of Montana, including articles on property tax exemptions, educational goals and duties, and code of ethics. Montana library laws covering the following areas are presented in Chapter 2: publication and updating of the…

  14. Federal Public Library Programs in Alabama, 1999.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is charged with improving library services throughout the state to ensure that all citizens have access to quality library and information services. Part of this charge includes the responsibility for receiving and administering federal funds to the more than 200 public libraries in Alabama. Federal…

  15. Federal Public Library Programs in Alabama, 1998.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is charged with improving library services throughout the state to ensure that all citizens have access to quality library and information services. Part of this charge includes the responsibility for receiving and administering federal funds to the more than 200 public libraries in Alabama. Federal…

  16. The Public Library Building and Information Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McCabe, Gerard B.

    A library building consultant discusses ways in which public libraries can plan for the participation of their libraries in the National Information Infrastructure (NII). With participants ranging from schools to agencies of local government, large volumes of information will be passing through the NII network. Public libraries will be engaged in…

  17. Teaching Art to Teens in Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crawford Barniskis, Shannon

    2013-01-01

    One of the hottest terms among public librarians today is "content creation," which involves stuff that library patrons make instead of simply use in a library context. Videos, music, fiction, paintings, 3D printed materials, websites--all these are made in public libraries, and will increase in popularity as more libraries shift from purveyors of…

  18. Alabama Public Library Service. Annual Report, 1979.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    This annual report highlights services to the blind and physically handicapped, progress in library automation and interlibrary cooperation, administration of state aid and funding from the Library Services and Construction Act, library development-planning and research, public library income, public information, continuing education, and other…

  19. Citizen Involvement in Public Library Planning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stephens, Annabel K.

    1991-01-01

    Discusses the planning process for public libraries developed by the Public Library Association (PLA) and describes two libraries' use of the planning process and the resulting benefits. Topics discussed include lay citizens as planning committee members; Friends of the Library; involvement of local government officials; and resultant increases in…

  20. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1999.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is charged with improving library services throughout the state to ensure that all citizens have access to quality library and information services. The agency is responsible for receiving and administering federal and state funds for the more than 200 public libraries in Alabama. Information is reported…

  1. Alabama Public Library Service: 1997 Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) serves the information needs of Alabama public libraries. As a state agency, APLS is charged with improving library services throughout the state to ensure that all citizens have access to quality library and information services. The agency is responsible for receiving and administering federal and state…

  2. The American Public Library. Research Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sager, Donald J.

    This analysis of data from major library studies provides a wide range of information on public libraries in America in the 1970's. Following a discussion of the history and stated purpose of American public libraries, figures are presented for library size, population served, area served, governing bodies, financial support, revenue allocation,…

  3. Alabama Public Library Service 1996 Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    The Alabama Public Library Service is charged with improving library services throughout Alabama to ensure that all citizens have access to quality library and information services. The agency is responsible for administering federal and state funds for the more than 200 public libraries in Alabama. Building renovations were completed in April…

  4. Librarian of the Year 1997: Bobby Roberts: Central Arkansas Library System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berry, John N., III

    1998-01-01

    Presents Bobby Roberts, director of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), and describes some of the changes he has made since 1989: raising public library tax rates, doubling the book budget, library automation, new and renovated buildings, adult public programming, library cooperation, and fund raising. Discusses politics and the "Clinton…

  5. Community, Individualism, and the American Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Birdsall, William F.

    1985-01-01

    This essay addresses the ambiguity and confusion arising out of two values that have been embodied in American public library ideology since at least the last quarter of the nineteenth century: concept of the public library as community institution; the public library's emphasis on service to the individual. (27 references) (EJS)

  6. Automobile Service Information in the Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pankl, Robert R.

    1992-01-01

    Advocates providing automobile repair and service information in public libraries, and discusses collection development issues, reference services, and problems in making repair manuals available. Describes the collection and services for patrons in Tacoma Public Library and results of a survey of other public libraries holding automobile repair…

  7. Alabama Public Library Service: 1998 Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is responsible for receiving and administering federal and state funds for the more than 200 public libraries in Alabama. This document represents the annual report for the Alabama Public Library Service for fiscal year 1998. Information is reported under the following categories: Evaluation and Research;…

  8. Informational Graphics in the Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leuthaeuser, Judith Brunner

    Many public libraries in the United States have undertaken the planning process suggested by the Public Library Association. They have incorporated into their mission statements some of the Association's eight basic library service roles as local priorities. This study explored the relationship between the chosen service role of 12 public library…

  9. Texas State Library Centralized Processing Center. Manual.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas State Library, Austin.

    This manual of the Centralized Processing Center (CPC) was published in 1966 by the Texas State Library as an introduction to, and explanation of, its services. The CPC is defined as a service center which receives requests for material from member libraries, then orders, receives, classifies, catalogs, prepares catalog and shelf list cards, and…

  10. Extending Public Library Resources into the Classroom.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Czopek, Vanessa

    1995-01-01

    Discusses cooperation between public libraries and schools and describes programs developed by the Chandler (AZ) Public Library Youth Services department for teachers, including longer check-out periods for library materials and a telephone service to hold materials for pick-up. (LRW)

  11. Measurement and Evaluation of Public Library Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wert, Lucille M.; Powell, Ronald R.

    The Illinois project entitled Measurement and Evaluation of Public Library Services is being conducted by the Library Research Center (LRC) at the University of Illinois. The long range goal of the project is to make available meaningful information for the evaluation and improvement of local public libraries. Two immediate objectives are to test…

  12. The Value of Public Library Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walzer, Norman; Stott, Karen; Sutton, Lori

    2000-01-01

    Describes results of a research project conducted in Illinois to obtain detailed information about preferences of public library customers and about how much value they place on various types of library services. Discusses rural perceptions of public library contributions, willingness to pay more for service, and implications for library…

  13. Music Provision in UK Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dorney, Carl; McKnight, Cliff

    2004-01-01

    Public library music provision, as a less traditional role for public libraries, has always caused contention: a vital source of cultural materials within the community though never confirmed to be a core part of library services by the Government. This article concerns itself with a detailed consideration of the decline of music services over the…

  14. Sex, Kids, and the Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mason, Marilyn Gell

    1997-01-01

    Considers issues relating to children's access to information on the Internet in public libraries. Topics include censorship versus selection; First Amendment rights; the American Library Association's challenge to the Communications Decency Act; filtering software; and the role of the public library. (LRW)

  15. What's Good? Describing Your Public Library's Effectiveness.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Childers, Thomas A.; Van House, Nancy A.

    This workbook explains how to define what various constituents connected with a public library want it to do and what doing these things well means in qualitative terms. The book aims to define effectiveness for the public library and to provide guidelines for assessing the library's effectiveness and communicating this to stakeholders. The eight…

  16. Public Relations Ideas For Your Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoehn, Thomas

    Suggestions are made for a variety of easy and low cost public relations ideas for use by libraries, especially school libraries and learning centers. Basic principles are outlined for the use of bulletin boards, mass media publicity, displays, library handbooks, telephone service, and ephemera such as bookmarks and newsletters. For school…

  17. The Public Television Library Policies and Procedures Manual 1971.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Public Television Library, Washington, DC.

    The Public Television Library (PTL), an integral part of the services provided by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), provides a national centralized storage and retrieval system for Public Television (PTV) programing distinct from the real time program offerings of the PBS interconnected network, and offers an opportunity for varied sources to…

  18. IFLA General Conference, 1986. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Section: Public Libraries. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on public libraries presented at the 1986 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "Developing Children's Libraries in Shanghai" (Che Jiuzhi, China); (2) "The Development of Public Librarianship in China" (Cheng Fuchen, China); (3) "The Development of Public Libraries in Japan" (Mamoru Nogami, Japan);…

  19. Public Libraries--A Wise Investment: A Return on Investment Study of Colorado Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Steffen, Nicolle; Lietzau, Zeth; Lance, Keith Curry; Rybin, Amanda; Molliconi, Carla

    2009-01-01

    Public libraries deliver many benefits to their patrons, but understanding these benefits in terms of dollars-and-cents is difficult. In an effort to quantify the return on investment to taxpayers for monies invested in public libraries, the Library Research Service (LRS) initiated the study, "Public Libraries -- A Wise Investment: A Return on…

  20. Cooperation among Catholic and Public Academic Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Morahan, Marie Joseph

    1978-01-01

    Guidelines and objectives of the Academic Librarians Exchange Program, which facilitates sharing of professional librarians among the college libraries of Rockland County, are described. Future developments could include the expansion of this program into the public libraries. (MBR)

  1. Public Libraries and Internet Public Access Models: Describing Possible Approaches.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tomasello, Tami K.; McClure, Charles R.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses ways of providing Internet access to the general public and analyzes eight models currently in use: public schools, public libraries, cybermobiles, public housing, community technology centers, community networks, kiosks, and cyber cafes. Concludes that public libraries may wish to develop collaborative strategies with other…

  2. Information Literacy Training in Canada's Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Julien, Heidi; Hoffman, Cameron

    2008-01-01

    The purposes of the study were to explore the role of Canada's public libraries in developing the public's information literacy (IL) skills, to explore current IL training practices, and to explore the perspectives and IL experiences of individuals who visit public libraries to access the Internet. This article documents the second phase of a…

  3. The Rise of the Digital Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McKendrick, Joseph

    2012-01-01

    There is a growing shift to digital offerings among public libraries. Libraries increasingly are fulfilling roles as technology hubs for their communities, with high demand for technology and career development training resources. Ebooks and other digital materials are on the rise, while print is being scaled back. More libraries are turning to…

  4. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) lists its duties, goals, and recent accomplishments in this 1988 annual report. Some of these duties and goals are: (1) administering grants for library development and state aid; (2) providing consultation for library automation; (3) researching and answering reference questions; (4) lending books from…

  5. Alabama Public Library Service, 1987 Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    Designed to provide an overview of the range and quality of services provided by the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS), this annual report focuses on the 1987 activities of APLS. A report on the activities of the Library Development Division shows the allocation of state aid and Library Services and Construction Act (LCSA) Titles I and III…

  6. Action Plan for Florida's Public Libraries. Addendum.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Florida Library Study Commission, Tallahassee.

    The introduction to this addendum (the Action Plan is LI 004 521) discusses the present use by libraries of information-handling technology and identifies some of the trends taking place in performing essential library services. While some limited inroads have been made in automating certain public library functions, the bulk of services is still…

  7. Survey of Public Libraries Summit County, Ohio.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blasingame, Ralph

    Library surveys are a means to an objective examination of the library and its services, helping to clarify the purposes that are being served and to assess the methods of providing these services. This survey was undertaken as a cooperative project of the seven public libraries of Summit County, Ohio. Its purpose was to develop a long-range plan…

  8. Texas Public Library Statistics for 1986.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas State Library, Austin. Dept. of Library Development.

    Information presented in this report is taken from the 1986 Annual Report/System Membership Applications submitted by public libraries in Texas. The report is divided into five sections which contain: (1) general information, including listings of the Texas State Library governing or advisory committees; the Texas State Library Administrative…

  9. Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2009

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Kim A.; Swan, Deanne W.; Craig, Terri; Dorinski, Suzanne; Freeman, Michael; Isaac, Natasha; O'Shea, Patricia; Schilling, Peter; Scotto, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

    The Public Libraries Survey (PLS) is a voluntary survey conducted annually by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS collects these data under the mandate in the Museum and Library Services Act of 2003 as stated in SEC. 210. The U.S. Census Bureau is the data collection agent for IMLS. The fiscal year (FY) 2009 survey is the…

  10. Security Issues of Ohio Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lorenzen, Michael

    A survey was conducted in January 1997 to determine security issues of Ohio public libraries. The survey was distributed to 100 libraries of differing sizes with a 70% completion rate. The following questions were asked: (1) Do you believe that security is a problem at your library? (2) Do you believe that mutilation of periodicals is a problem at…

  11. Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2008

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henderson, Everett; Miller, Kim A.; Craig, Terri; Dorinski, Suzanne; Freeman, Michael; Isaac, Natasha; Keng, Jennifer; O'Shea, Patricia; Schilling, Peter

    2010-01-01

    The Public Libraries Survey (PLS) is a voluntary survey conducted annually by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). IMLS collects these data under the mandate in the Museum and Library Services Act of 2003 as stated in Section 210. The U.S. Census Bureau is the data collection agent for IMLS. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 survey is the…

  12. Library Partnerships: Making Connections between School and Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Squires, Tasha

    2009-01-01

    Connecting to share ideas, resources, and programs offers school and public libraries an exciting means of achieving their own goals as well as those of the community at large. In this timely guide, young adult library consultant Tasha Squires delves into the many possible avenues for partnership, from summer reading programs to book talks to…

  13. IFLA General Conference, 1992. Division of Libraries Serving the General Public: Section on Children's Libraries; Section on Libraries for the Blind; Section on Public Libraries. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, London (England).

    Twelve papers delivered at a joint meeting at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions annual meeting of the Children's Libraries, Public Libraries, and Libraries for the Blind sections of the Division of Libraries Serving the General Public are presented. Most of the papers deal with library services to children, but…

  14. The Lincoln Public Library: A Historical Study of a Carnegie Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burritt, Susanne R.

    In 1903, Andrew Carnegie provided the community of Lincoln, Illinois, with a $25,000 grant to build a public library. The purpose of this study was to determine if the Lincoln Public Library conforms to the general characteristics of Carnegie public libraries as defined by George S. Bobinski, a leading researcher in the area of Carnegie public…

  15. Building Grass Roots Support for Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Braverman, Miriam

    1979-01-01

    Suggests tools to increase community interest and support for public libraries including a public relations campaign, neighborhood action group, and community board. The advantages of community independence and decision sharing are discussed. (SW)

  16. Professional Views: Technology in Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greiner, Joy, Ed.

    1990-01-01

    Seven section and committee representatives of the Public Library Association (PLA) describe how technology has affected the activities in their immediate PLA areas, identify trends in technology likely to change the way public libraries do business, and assess staff and patron reactions to automation. (Six references) (CLB)

  17. Public Library Development in New South Wales

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, David J.

    2005-01-01

    Today every citizen in New South Wales has access to public library services through a sophisticated network, a partnership between local and State Government. In fact, free public libraries in New South Wales only began to operate in any numbers after the end of World War II--not even sixty years ago. Why did it take so long here, bearing in mind…

  18. Internet Public Library: Same Metaphors, New Service.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    American Libraries, 1997

    1997-01-01

    A discussion with the staff of the Internet Public Library (IPL), which began as a project at the University of Michigan, highlights its role in supplementing local public library services; classification; collection development policies; and the impact of legislation, copyright, and universal service on IPL. A sidebar presents IPL user…

  19. Public Libraries, Digital Literacy and Participatory Culture

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McShane, Ian

    2011-01-01

    In recent years public libraries have experimented with user-generated or community-contributed content through the interactive tools of Web 2.0. For some commentators this not just establishes a new relationship between libraries and their publics, but signals the end of information hegemony and an "expert paradigm". Such claims need to be…

  20. Texas Public Library Statistics for 1985.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Texas State Library, Austin. Dept. of Library Development.

    This publication contains information taken from the 1985 Annual Report/System Membership Applications submitted by public libraries in Texas. The statistics reflect each library's last local fiscal year or status at the end of that year, except in the case of staffing and schedule information, which is as current as possible. The report is…

  1. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1998-1999.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona State Dept. of Library, Archives and Public Records, Phoenix.

    The "Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1998-1999" is compiled from information supplied by the state's public libraries. The document is divided according to the following county groups: Apache, Cochise; Coconino, Gila; Graham, Greenlee, La Paz; Maricopa; Mohave, Navajo; Pima, Pinal; Santa Cruz, Yavapai; and Yuma. Within each of these sections,…

  2. The Ontario Public Library: Review and Reorganization.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bowron, Albert

    In 1975 a study of the Ontario (Canada) public library system was undertaken in order to develop plans for organizing, financing, and coordinating public libraries in the next ten years. From published reports, interviews, letters, and examination of facilities and available data, information was collected on provincial and county library…

  3. Public Library Finance: An Economic Forecast.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ballard, Thomas

    1983-01-01

    Examines reduction of public library services as way to deal with problem of higher costs in time of decreasing revenues and discusses the need to understand current economic situation and relationship between public library support and economic prosperity. Economic theories, stagflation, individual prosperity, and ways to plan for austerity are…

  4. A Survey of New Jersey Public Library Buildings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fortenbaugh, Robert; Jones, Lorraine

    This document contains information about New Jersey's public library buildings obtained from a survey of public libraries in the state. The results of the survey are reported in the following tables: public libraries arranged by community (includes meeting room information); public libraries arranged by square footage; public libraries arranged by…

  5. Serving the Internet Public: The Internet Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Electronic Library, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Describes the Internet Public Library (IPL) which was developed at the School of Information and Library Studies at the University of Michigan to be a library for Internet users. Highlights include mission statement and goals, funding, staffing with volunteers, future possibilities, IPL services, and statement of principles. (LRW)

  6. A Dangerous Occupation? Violence in Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farrugia, Sarah

    2002-01-01

    Outlines the problem of violence in U.S. and British public libraries, including groups incidents, drunks, unruly youths, and irate patrons. Library staff face managerial apathy and reluctance to tackle. Discusses the reasons for violence, suggests measures to reduce threats and deal with incidents, risk assessment, security measures and staff…

  7. Influencing Database Use in Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tenopir, Carol

    1999-01-01

    Discusses results of a survey of factors influencing database use in public libraries. Highlights the importance of content; ease of use; and importance of instruction. Tabulates importance indications for number and location of workstations, library hours, availability of remote login, usefulness and quality of content, lack of other databases,…

  8. Rhode Island Public Library Trustees Handbook. Revised

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Iacono, Frank P., Comp.

    2006-01-01

    Since the Office of Library and Information Services published the first Rhode Island trustees manual in 1980, Rhode Island public libraries have continued to respond to an ever increasing demand for service. In so doing, they consistently have taken advantage of new opportunities to provide this service more efficiently and effectively via…

  9. Adult Literacy Services in Rural Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Backus, Mary Jane

    This paper examines the literacy services provided by public libraries in the rural areas (communities of 25,000 people or less) of West Virginia and Kentucky. Of the 93 libraries (68%) which responded to the survey, 89.8% acknowledge illiteracy as being a problem. However, although 92% of the librarians agree that illiteracy programs are an…

  10. Teaching Public Library Administration through Epistemic Gaming

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Becnel, Kim; O'Shea, Patrick

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes the design of an innovative educational experience that took place during the summer of 2011 with a cohort of library science students at Appalachian State University. This group of students, working online in their own virtual public libraries, engaged in an extended epistemic game that required the participants to undertake…

  11. Culturally Responsive Guidelines for Alaska Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Alaska Native Knowledge Network.

    These guidelines are predicated on the belief that culturally appropriate service to indigenous peoples is a fundamental principle of Alaska public libraries. While the impetus for developing the guidelines was service to the Alaska Native community, they can also be applied to other cultural groups. A culturally responsive library environment is…

  12. Houston Public Libraries Annual Report, 1977.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Houston Public Library, TX.

    Primary focus in this 1977 annual report of the Houston Public Library system is the library's nine-month program, "City...Our Urban Past, Present and Future," which was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Aspects of the first four months of the program that are described include its lecture series, exhibits, reading…

  13. A Circulation Model for Busy Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bagust, A.

    1983-01-01

    Develops stochastic model of library borrowing using Negative Binomial distribution applied to circulation data obtained from Huddersfield Public Library. Evidence concerning process of popularity decay is presented and method is given by which relegation tests can be constructed to maintain optimum turnover. Eight references and statistical…

  14. Learning from Public Library Literacy Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Seager, Andrew J.; And Others

    This study reports on the characteristics of selected public libraries into which adult literacy programs have become relatively integrated. The study addresses the following issues (1) the form of leadership in those libraries in which literacy programming has become integrated; (2) the organizational and staff support that promotes library…

  15. Public Library Services for Immigrants in Sweden.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Marti, Hanna S.; Schulte-Albert, Hans G.

    1982-01-01

    Several new ideas regarding public library services for helping immigrants adjust to life in Sweden are discussed with respect to standards, selection, and acquisition of materials, children's services, and future plans. A bibliography of 19 references is included. (CHC)

  16. First Public Library Satellite Receiver System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Donaldson, Marion F.

    1982-01-01

    Description of video services at Lake County Public Library, Indiana, highlights the installation of a satellite receiver system and notes funding and justification, components of a satellite system, decisions and sources of assistance, programming available, and future considerations. (EJS)

  17. The Urban Public Library: Proving Utility

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jones, Clara

    1976-01-01

    The harsh realities public libraries must face include the low esteem in which cities are held, city-dwellers' doubt of themselves, shrinking financial resources, and decreased readership. (Author/PF)

  18. How Accessible Are Public Libraries' Web Sites? A Study of Georgia Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ingle, Emma; Green, Ravonne A.; Huprich, Julia

    2009-01-01

    One issue that public librarians must consider when planning Web site design is accessibility for patrons with disabilities. This article reports a study of Web site accessibility of public libraries in Georgia. The focus of the report is whether public libraries use accessible guidelines and standards in making their Web sites accessible. An…

  19. The Public Library Film Redefined.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peltier, Euclid

    1978-01-01

    An historical discussion of three types of film--teaching, information, and entertainment--is presented. The numbers of films in each category, especially the last, which includes the animated, unnarrated, iconographic, underground, and avant-garde, has grown substantially. Libraries have quickly accepted all except the revolutionary philosophies…

  20. 42 CFR 4.8 - Publication of the Library and information about the Library.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Publication of the Library and information about the Library. 4.8 Section 4.8 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL PROVISIONS NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE § 4.8 Publication of the Library and...

  1. 42 CFR 4.8 - Publication of the Library and information about the Library.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Publication of the Library and information about the Library. 4.8 Section 4.8 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL PROVISIONS NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE § 4.8 Publication of the Library and...

  2. 42 CFR 4.8 - Publication of the Library and information about the Library.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Publication of the Library and information about the Library. 4.8 Section 4.8 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL PROVISIONS NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE § 4.8 Publication of the Library and...

  3. 42 CFR 4.8 - Publication of the Library and information about the Library.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Publication of the Library and information about the Library. 4.8 Section 4.8 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL PROVISIONS NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE § 4.8 Publication of the Library and...

  4. 42 CFR 4.8 - Publication of the Library and information about the Library.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Publication of the Library and information about the Library. 4.8 Section 4.8 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL PROVISIONS NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE § 4.8 Publication of the Library and...

  5. The Public Library Effectiveness Study: The Complete Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van House, Nancy A.; Childers, Thomas A.

    The purpose of the Public Library Effectiveness Study was to define effectiveness for the public library institution. The research was designed not to measure effectiveness or evaluate particular libraries or groups of libraries, but rather to identify the feature or features of a public library that most directly attest to its effectiveness. The…

  6. Public Libraries and School Libraries, Their Roles and Functions; An Anthology of Opinions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kitchner Public Library (Ontario).

    This anthology of opinions about the roles and functions of public and school libraries covers the following topics: (1) The School-Housed Public Library--An Evaluation; (2) School and Public Library Relationships; (3) The Case for Independent School Libraries; (4) Report on Killarney Branch Library (Vancouver); (5) Report on the Flint Public…

  7. A Conflict of Cultures: Planning vs. Tradition in Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Raber, Douglas

    1995-01-01

    Strategic planning for public libraries as advocated by the PLA (Public Library Association) in the Public Library Development Program is likely to be met with resistance due to changes it requires in traditional public library planning and services. Conflicts that may arise are discussed, as well as methods for preventing, minimizing, and…

  8. Statistics & Input-Output Measures for Colorado Public Libraries, 1997.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Seidl, Ann M.

    This document contains statistics and input-output measures for all Colorado public libraries. Tables of the following 1997 survey data are provided: state totals and averages; public library addresses; telephone, fax, and URL for public libraries; public library directors; borrowers, outlets and bookmobiles; ALA-MLS librarians, other staff and…

  9. Statistics & Input-Output Measures for Colorado Public Libraries, 1999.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. State Library and Adult Education Office.

    "Statistics and Input-Output Measures for Colorado Public Libraries, 1999" is a compilation of data collected from the Colorado Public Library Annual Report sent to each public library jurisdiction in February of 2000 and returned in March. The 1999 response rate was excellent: 100% of Colorado public libraries returned the Annual Report and there…

  10. Senate Inquiry into the Role of Libraries in the Online Environment: Submission from Public Libraries Australia

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Australian Library Journal, 2006

    2006-01-01

    This submission represents the views of a newly formed organisation known as Public Libraries Australia. Formed to aggregate the political, service and infrastructure capacity of Australia's 1510 (ABS June 2000) public libraries, Public Libraries Australia will support and represent public libraries on a national basis. Networked across Australia…

  11. Library of the Future: Croydon's New Central Library Complex.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Batt, Chris

    1993-01-01

    A new library and cultural center in Croyden (England) is described. Function-based areas include library, administration, technical services, museum and galleries, museum offices and store, cinema, tourist information center, and local government offices. Information technology systems include the library management system, office automation, and…

  12. The Library Haines Built: Best Small Library in America 2005--Haines Borough Public Library, Haines, AK

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berry, John N., III

    2005-01-01

    "Community involvement," the standard cliche, does not come close to capturing the spirit and action that have structured the building, programs, collections, and services of the Haines Borough Public Library (HBPL), AK. Those achievements make HBPL the winner of the first annual award for the Best Small Library in America, cosponsored by Library…

  13. IFLA General Conference, 1992. Division of Libraries Serving the General Public: Section on Library Services to Multicultural Populations; Section on School Libraries; Section on Public Libraries. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, London (England).

    Eleven papers delivered for the Division of Libraries Serving the General Public at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 1992 annual meeting are presented. Most deal with library services to multicultural populations, including those of developing countries. The following papers are included: (1) "Library Provision…

  14. Broadband for Public Libraries: Importance, Issues, and Research Needs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mandel, Lauren H.; Bishop, Bradley Wade; McClure, Charles R.; Bertot, John Carlo; Jaeger, Paul T.

    2010-01-01

    U.S. public libraries provide free public internet services to the communities that they serve, but require robust, high-speed broadband internet connections to continue meeting public demands. The 2008-2009 "Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study" ("PLFTAS") illustrates challenges that public libraries encounter in achieving broadband…

  15. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1990.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    This annual report highlights the accomplishments of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) during 1990. Introductory materials include a map of Alabama's Congressional districts, photographs of the executive board of APLS, and comments from the chairman of the executive board and from APLS' director. Accomplishments are reported under the…

  16. The Internet Public Library: An Intellectual History.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Janes, Joseph

    1998-01-01

    Describes the ideas, decisions, and discussions behind the Internet Public Library (IPL), their impact, and implementation on the World Wide Web. The focus is on the work of the following development groups: technology; reference; online reference help; online collections; youth; services to librarians; education and outreach; and public…

  17. The Economics of the Internet Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hegenbart, Barbara

    1998-01-01

    Presents an analysis of the Internet Public Library (IPL) from an economic perspective, using the model of the cost-minimizing firm. Highlights include application of the model to the IPL, analysis of revenue and cost in the reference department, analysis of reference statistics, and unit cost of reference service. (AEF)

  18. Protecting Public-Access Computers in Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    King, Monica

    1999-01-01

    Describes one public library's development of a computer-security plan, along with helpful products used. Discussion includes Internet policy, physical protection of hardware, basic protection of the operating system and software on the network, browser dilemmas and maintenance, creating clear intuitive interface, and administering fair use and…

  19. Using Public Library Reference Collections and Staff.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Childers, Thomas A.

    1997-01-01

    Three studies examined public library reference services use by patrons in Anglo, Hispanic, and Vietnamese communities in California. Interview questions concerned search topics, use of staff help, perceived usefulness of search result, successful search strategies, reasons for not seeking help, foreknowledge of sources, reasons for using the…

  20. Reference Service in Rural Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vavrek, Bernard

    This research report presents the results of a survey of public libraries that serve areas where populations are 25,000 or fewer individuals. The long range goal of the study was to gather data that would help to initially describe some of the circumstances in which and because of which rural information services exist and endure. Questionnaires…

  1. Lifelong Learning--A Public Library Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kahlert, Maureen

    This paper presents a public library perspective on lifelong learning. The first section discusses the lifelong learning challenge, including the aims of the Australian National Marketing Strategy for Skills and Lifelong Learning, and findings of a national survey related to the value of and barriers to learning. The second section addresses the…

  2. Security in the Public Libraries of Illinois.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lorenzen, Michael

    1997-01-01

    A survey of Illinois public libraries found that: security was a problem (58%); material theft was a problem (56%); periodical mutilation was a problem (42%); and a patron or staff member was expelled or arrested in the previous year (26%). Discusses perceptions of security, security incidents, electronic security systems, and security policies.…

  3. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 2000-2001.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Elliott, Jan, Comp.

    These statistics were compiled from information supplied by Arizona's public libraries. The document is divided according to the following county groups: Apache, Cochise; Coconino, Gila; Graham, Greenlee, La Paz; Maricopa; Mohave, Navajo; Pima, Pinal; Santa Cruz, Yavapai; and Yuma. Statistics are presented on the following: general information;…

  4. Arizona Public Library Statistics. 1994-1995.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona State Dept. of Library and Archives, Phoenix.

    The statistics in this document were provided by Arizona public libraries for 1994-95. The counties are grouped as follows: Apache, Cochise,and Coconino; Gila, Graham, Greenlee, and La Paz; Maricopa and Mohave; Navajo, Pima, and Pinal; and Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma. The following data is presented in table form for each of the five groups: (1)…

  5. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1996-1997.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona State Dept. of Library, Archives and Public Records, Phoenix.

    This document is a compilation of information supplied by Arizona public libraries. Data is arranged by a separate index divider for each of these county groups: Apache, Cochise, and Coconino; Gila, Graham, Greenlee, and La Paz; Maricopa and Mohave; Navajo, Pima, and Pinal; and Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma. Each section contains tables of the…

  6. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1999-2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona State Dept. of Library, Archives and Public Records, Phoenix.

    These statistics were compiled from information supplied by Arizona's public libraries. The document is divided according to the following county groups: Apache, Cochise; Coconino, Gila; Graham, Greenlee, La Paz; Maricopa; Mohave, Navajo; Pima, Pinal; Santa Cruz, Yavapai; Yuma. Statistics are presented on the following: general information;…

  7. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1995-1996.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arizona State Dept. of Library, Archives and Public Records, Phoenix.

    The statistics in this document were provided by Arizona public libraries for 1995-96. The counties are grouped as follows: Apache, Cochise, and Coconino; Gila, Graham, Greenlee, and La Paz; Maricopa and Mohave; Navajo, Pima, and Pinal; and Santa Cruz, Yavapai, and Yuma. The following data is presented in table form for each of the five groups:…

  8. Patient Activation: Public Libraries and Health Literacy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Malachowski, Margot

    2011-01-01

    Patient activation is a new term for a perennial problem. People know what they need to do for their health: exercise, eat right, and get enough rest--but how are they motivated to actually do these things? This is what patient activation is. From this author's vantage point as a medical librarian, public libraries are well-placed to be part of…

  9. The Contingent Valuation Method in Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chung, Hye-Kyung

    2008-01-01

    This study aims to present a new model measuring the economic value of public libraries, combining the dissonance minimizing (DM) and information bias minimizing (IBM) format in the contingent valuation (CV) surveys. The possible biases which are tied to the conventional CV surveys are reviewed. An empirical study is presented to compare the model…

  10. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1989.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    This annual report highlights the accomplishments of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) during 1989. Introductory materials include a map of Alabama's Congressional districts, photographs of the executive board of APLS, and comments from the chairman of the executive board and from APLS' director. The following accomplishments are then…

  11. The Physically Handicapped and the Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    De Steuben, Marcia

    1981-01-01

    Discusses the accessibility of public libraries to the physically handicapped in light of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. The specific architectural requirements of the law are outlined and questions concerning the scope of the law and funding of required renovations are addressed. A 15-item bibliography is provided. (JL)

  12. The Policy Implications of Internet Connectivity in Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo; McClure, Charles R.; Langa, Lesley A.

    2006-01-01

    The provision of public Internet access and related networked services by public libraries is affected by a number of information policy issues. This article analyzes the policy dimensions of Internet connectivity in public libraries in light of the data and findings from a national survey of public libraries conducted by the authors of this…

  13. Public Relations in Academic Libraries: A Descriptive Analysis.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Marshall, Nancy

    2001-01-01

    Discussion of the need for public relations in academic libraries focuses on the results of interviews with 13 library directors on the subject of public relations. Highlights include public relations training; use of academic libraries by community members; public relations activities; fund-raising; and suggestions for further research.…

  14. The New Service: Michelle Jeske--Denver Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2005

    2005-01-01

    It bothers Michelle Jeske that many people still don't know all that their public libraries can do for them, even in Denver, where 80 percent of the population has a library card. Fortunately, as manager of web information services at the Denver Public Library (DPL), she can reach out to people who never come through the library doors. Jeske and…

  15. Shanghai Public Libraries March into the Twenty-First Century.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lili, Wang

    1996-01-01

    Reviews public library services in the People's Republic of China since 1949. Describes the Shanghai Library, the second largest library in China; the Shanghai system's three level network (municipal, district or county, and street or town) of public libraries which provides for resource sharing, librarian training, professional activities, and…

  16. Library Automation: A Survey of Leading Academic and Public Libraries in the United States.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mann, Thomas W., Jr.; And Others

    Results of this survey of 26 public and academic libraries of national stature show that the country's major libraries are fully committed to automating their library operations. Major findings of the survey show that: (1) all libraries surveyed are involved in automation; (2) all libraries surveyed have automated their catalogs and bibliographic…

  17. Annotated List of Periodicals for Canadian School and Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Galler, Anne M., Comp.

    This annotated list of periodicals is intended for both public libraries and school libraries in Canada. While focusing on Canadian magazines, this publication also cites some non-Canadian material suitable for Canadian school and public library collections. Most of the material is suitable for the average child or youngster, although there are…

  18. Managing a Public Library. Parts I and II.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Aronoff, Carol; Cart, Michael

    1985-01-01

    Discusses factors that contribute to Santa Monica Public Library's excellence, including supportive city government and citizenry, city council, library board, lean top management, and the basic management team. Specific management principles and techniques, public relations, and measures of service at Beverly Hills Public Library are also…

  19. The Impacts of Free Public Internet Access on Public Library Patrons and Communities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bertot, John Carlo; McClure, Charles R.; Jaeger, Paul T.

    2008-01-01

    Public libraries have evolved into a primary source of Internet access in many communities, generating wide-ranging impacts in the communities that public libraries serve. Based on the findings of the 2007 Public Libraries and the Internet study, this article examines the ways in which the Internet access delivered by public libraries affects…

  20. Public Library Automation Report: Circulation [and] Appendix.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gotanda, Masae; And Others

    An online circulation system--ULISYS (the Universal Library System Ltd.) manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)--is being installed in the Hawaii State Library, Kaneohe Regional Library, Kailua Community Library and Waimanalo Community/School Library. These libraries are the first users of a statewide online circulation system…

  1. Library Services through Major Urban Resource Libraries (MURLs) and Metropolitan Public Libraries Which Serve as National or Regional Resource Centers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fogelstrom, Clarence

    This report describes library services funded as specified by the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA), Title I, major urban resource library (MURL) provisions, and services offered by metropolitan public libraries that served as national or regional resource centers during fiscal 1985. A review of annual reports provided by state…

  2. Evening and Weekend Library Services for Disadvantaged Adults. Public Library Training Institutes Library Service Guide No. 7.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McRae, Jane Carroll

    Guidelines are given for expanding library hours so that disadvantaged adults may use library facilities and services on nights and weekends. There are discussions of cost, staffing, security problems, and publicity. Shifting library, bookmobile, and special programs to different hours; moving some programs outside the library; and special…

  3. Leadership Diversity: A Study of Urban Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Winston, Mark; Li, Haipeng

    2007-01-01

    Diversity has been identified as a priority in library and information services for some time. The limited published research on diversity programs in libraries, though, has focused on academic libraries. This article represents the results of a study of leadership diversity in large, urban public libraries. In the study of members of the Urban…

  4. An Open Mind: Cynthia Fuerst--Kankakee Public Library, IL

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Librarians like to say their libraries are the heart of their communities, and in Cynthia Fuerst's case, it is a fact. For the Kankakee Public Library, this took long, hard effort by an inspired library director, the mayor, and a developer who wanted to revive business in an economically devastated downtown. When Fuerst became the library's…

  5. Will the New Technologies Kill the Public Library?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wicklein, John

    With fiber optic networks that can deliver library materials directly to the user from computerized data banks, is there any need for the library function? For the short term, public libraries will survive. The answer for the medium and long-term is much less certain. Libraries will survive if librarians see themselves as active providers of…

  6. Nebraska Public Library Profile. 1994-1995 Statistical Data.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nebraska Library Commission, Lincoln.

    This summary of Nebraska Library statistics for the 1994-1995 fiscal year is a compilation of data reported by 234 of the 256 public libraries in the state. The major urban libraries of Omaha and Lincoln serve 47% of the state population, while 75% of libraries in the state serve populations under 2,500. Even with limited resources, Nebraska…

  7. Why Adults Use the Public Library: A Research Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Marchant, Maurice P.

    This book discusses the motivations that cause adults to go to the public library. It is grouped into eight sections concerning: (1) the research methodology and results used to determine four motivators that were good predictors of library use; (2) the development of library research; (3) several characteristics of library users in terms of…

  8. Children's Libraries Section. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on school and children's libraries which were presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "Learning to Learn in the Street," a description by B. Lang (France) of "street libraries" and other institutions designed to introduce economically disadvantaged children to books and other…

  9. 88. 451 MADISON AVENUE, LIBRARY, SOUTH WALL, WEST CENTRAL SECTION ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    88. 451 MADISON AVENUE, LIBRARY, SOUTH WALL, WEST CENTRAL SECTION SHOWING WINDOW AND RADIATOR (Pair with NY-5635-89) - Villard Houses, 451-457 Madison Avenue & 24 East Fifty-first Street, New York County, NY

  10. Statistics & Input-Output Measures for Colorado Public Libraries, 2001.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Colorado State Library, Denver.

    This document is a compilation of data collected from the 2001 Colorado Public Library Annual Report sent to each Colorado public library jurisdiction in January of 2002. State totals, grouped by the size of the population served, report data for general information, paid staff in full-time equivalents (FTEs), library funding sources, staff…

  11. EAST ELEVATION OF ERIE PUBLIC LIBRARY. NOTE THE CONNECTING GLASS ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    EAST ELEVATION OF ERIE PUBLIC LIBRARY. NOTE THE CONNECTING GLASS ATRIUM JOINING THE FORMER LIBRARY WITH THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE AND BAKER BUILDING, CREATING THE NEW ERIE FEDERAL COMPLEX IN 2003-2004. - Erie Public Library, 3 Park Row, Erie, Erie County, PA

  12. Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2010

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grimes, Justin; Manjarrez, C. Arturo; Miller, Kim A.; Owens, Timothy; Swan, Deanne W.; Vese, Rodney D., Jr.; Arroyo, J. Andrea; Craig, Terri; Dorinski, Suzanne; Freeman, Michael; Isaac, Natasha; O'Shea, Patricia; Schilling, Peter; Scotto, Jennifer

    2013-01-01

    The relatively high use rates and program attendance highlight the public value provided by local libraries at a time of dramatic economic, technology, and demographic change. The Public Libraries in the United States Survey is one important way of examining when, where and how library services are changing to meet those needs. The data, supplied…

  13. Electronic Mail Reference Services in the Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garnsey, Beth A.; Powell, Ronald R.

    2000-01-01

    Describes results of an exploratory survey that examined public library electronic mail reference services and the patrons who used them. Discusses results of print questionnaires and Web-based questionnaires that investigated user satisfaction and classified email reference questions received by public libraries. Library questionnaire and web…

  14. Older Adult Services in Northeastern Ohio Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fegen, Darlene A.

    The purpose of this study is to determine the level of public library service given to those over age 64 in the seven Ohio counties which make up the Northeastern Ohio Library Association (NOLA). Based on a survey of the 34 public libraries in NOLA, this study of older adult services may be used as a basis for setting performance goals and…

  15. Small Public Libraries Can Serve Big. ERIC Digest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parry, Norm

    Small public libraries can deliver service like big libraries, without sacrificing hometown warmth and charm. By borrowing strategies used by successful small businesses in the private sector, defining goals and exploiting low cost technologies, small public libraries can serve customer wants as well as much larger institutions. Responding to just…

  16. Guidelines for Public Libraries in the 21st Century.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gill, Philip

    This paper highlights some of the issues that arose during the drafting of a revised version of the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Guidelines for Public Libraries. The sections of the new document are outlined as follows: (1) The Role and Purpose of the Public Library; (2) The Legal and Financial…

  17. Hospital Libraries and the Public Library System in France: How Can They Work Together?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Guerin, Claudie

    This paper discusses cooperation between hospital and public libraries in France. The first section provides an overview of hospital libraries, including historical and regulatory background, as well as the current situation. The second section considers the network of public libraries, including increasing awareness of the duty to provide all…

  18. Alabama Public Library Service, The State Library Agency. 1986 Annual Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    Designed to provide an overview of the range and quality of services provided by the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS), this annual report focuses on the 1986 activities of APLS; the state's public library directory and statistical report will be published separately. A discussion of the activities of the Library Development Division includes…

  19. The New Library of Congress/New York Public Library Microfilming Project for Official Gazettes.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cole, John Y.

    The Library of Congress and the New York Public Library have recently undertaken sponsorship of a new project to microfilm official national gazettes from nations throughout the world. The New York Public Library had conducted such a program from 1956 through 1971, but had discontinued the service due to lack of financial support. With…

  20. Beyond Library Power: Reader's Digest Adds Public Libraries to the Mix.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rockfield, Gary

    1998-01-01

    Describes the Tall Tree Initiative for Library Services, sponsored by the Reader's Digest Foundation and administered by the public and school library systems of Westchester County, New York. The initiative focuses on improving services offered children in the 21st century, and demands a new level of school-public library cooperation. (AEF)

  1. Planning for a New Generation of Public Library Buildings. The Greenwood Library Management Collection.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McCabe, Gerard B.

    This book on public library design and construction contains the following chapters: (1) "Beginning the Plan"; (2) "Data for Planning"; (3) "Location: Finding a Site"; (4) "Interior Design"; (5) "Furnishing and Equipping the Library and Its Environs"; (6) "Other Views," including "Using Small College Library Planning Techniques in Public Library…

  2. Microcomputers Have a Place in the Small Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Koenig, Judith

    1983-01-01

    Outline of basic requirements needed to outfit a small public library with microcomputers discusses necessary equipment, cost effectiveness, management information systems, statistics generated, software available, and library procedures to be automated. Fifteen references are cited. (EJS)

  3. Comparing Academic Library Spending with Public Libraries, Public K-12 Schools, Higher Education Public Institutions, and Public Hospitals between 1998-2008

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Regazzi, John J.

    2012-01-01

    This study compares the overall spending trends and patterns of growth of Academic Libraries with Public Libraries, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and hospitals in the period of 1998 to 2008. Academic Libraries, while showing a growth of 13% over inflation for the period, far underperformed the growth of the other public institutions…

  4. Public Sector Reform in Australia and Its Impact on Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Willard, Patricia

    1995-01-01

    Provides an overview of public sector reform in Australia, focusing on the Commonwealth Government and Australian Public Service. Describes management reform packages, human resources management reforms, and industrial relations reforms. Discusses the impact of these changes on public libraries. (AEF)

  5. Optimum Size of Public Library Stocks

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stoljarov, Ju. N.

    1973-01-01

    Soviet library specialists consider the most important criterion of the value of a library's stock is quality, i.e., the extent to which its composition corresponds to the purposes of the library and the interests of its readers. This is directly reflected in the rate of use of library books. (10 references) (Author/SJ)

  6. Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sassen, Catherine; Wahl, Diane

    2014-01-01

    This study concerns administrative support provided to encourage the research and publishing activities of academic librarians working in Association of Research Libraries member libraries. Deans and directors of these libraries were asked to respond to an online survey concerning the support measures that their libraries provide, as well as their…

  7. Commitment to Access: Resource Sharing in Public and School Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hanson, Charles D.

    1992-01-01

    Describes the formation of an automated School and Public Information Network (SPIN) in Grosse Pointe (Michigan) among the public libraries and public school libraries for the purpose of resource sharing. Topics discussed include management issues, organizational perspectives, management by committee, the importance of cooperation and…

  8. Review of Programs and Services; Shelter Rock Public Library, 1975.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ullom, Linda; And Others

    A system study of the Shelter Rock Public Library was conducted using available documents, background statistical data, and site visits. The library was found to be a strong public institution. The study group's major recommendations included: reorganization of the staff into three major departments--public services, technical services, and…

  9. UK Public Libraries: Roles in Adult Literacy Provision

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McLoughlin, Carla; Morris, Anne

    2004-01-01

    Reported here are the results of a research project that examined the role of UK public libraries in addressing adult literacy including approaches and issues. Eight public libraries were selected as case studies and adult literacy provision was investigated using staff interviews. The interviews provided support for the role of public libraries…

  10. The Grail of Goodness: The Effective Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Childers, Thomas; Van House, Nancy A.

    1989-01-01

    Describes a national survey aimed at defining effectiveness for public libraries that asked 7 constituent groups (library managers, staff, trustees, users, friends of the library, local officials, and community leaders) to rate the importance of 61 effectiveness indicators. The complex and multidimensional nature of the results is discussed and…

  11. The Public Library Trustee and Changing Community Needs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    The Bookmark, 1987

    1987-01-01

    This issue of "The Bookmark" contains 23 essays examining the challenges facing public library trustees and changing community needs. Topics considered include: the role of the trustee, fund raising, lobbying and the legislative process, library building programs, library automation, literacy, intellectual freedom, information access, preschool…

  12. State of Alabama: Alabama Public Library Service. Annual Report, 1977.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    Presented in a new format which makes possible statistical analysis and comparison, this annual report includes summaries of special services, as well as statistical reports and studies on public and regional libraries, and two library directories. Special services include long range programs, state aid, the Library Services and Construction Act,…

  13. Humanities Programming in Public Libraries: The Connecticut Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rader, Barbara A.

    1990-01-01

    Describes how public libraries can plan, fund, and implement scholar-led, library-based, humanities book discussion programs using the example of the Southern Connecticut Library Council. Key steps in planning, funding, targeting the audience, selecting topics and books, obtaining community support, recruiting scholars, marketing, administration,…

  14. U.S. Public Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., 2012

    2012-01-01

    This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in mid-2011 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service points and the sources they use to keep up with developments in the library field. Most public library staff: (1) Anticipate that the top reason patrons are using their…

  15. Studies in Public Library Government, Organization, and Support. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garrison, Guy

    This report consists of six individual reports that were done by staff members at the Library Research Center as part of the overall project. In Part I, "Financing Public Library Expansion: Case Studies of Three Defeated Bond Issue Referendums," Ruth G. Lindahl and William S. Berner analyze defeated library bond issue referendums in Champaign,…

  16. Catering to Students. A Public Library Serves Alternative Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Halverstadt, Julie

    1995-01-01

    Discusses the rise in circulation in the Douglas Public Library District (Colorado) due to expanding educational options. Highlights include the Charter Schools Act, library skills instruction, home-schoolers' use of the library, materials availability, year-round reading programs, Internet benefits, and staffing increases and changes. (AEF)

  17. Academic Utilization of Government Publications in Three Nigerian University Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Okwor, Roseline Ngozi; Mole, Austin J. C.; Ihekwoaba, Emmanuel Chukwudi

    2015-01-01

    This paper seeks to examine the current state of academic utilization of government publications in Nigerian university libraries. Using a descriptive survey, the study focused on three academic libraries in Southeastern Nigeria serving a population of 11,996 undergraduate and postgraduate student library users, 592 of whom answered a…

  18. The History of the Barberton Public Library 1903-1990.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Voelker, Chris

    The purpose of this paper is to relate the history and growth of the Barberton Public Library (Ohio) as it has been influenced by its founders and its six directors. The biography of prominent persons who have in some way affected the development of libraries is also considered to be part of library history. The following persons and their careers…

  19. Service to the Labor Community: A Public Library Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sparanese, Ann C.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the relationship between public libraries and the labor movement. Highlights include the literature of labor and libraries; historical background; labor education; the role of the AFL-CIO/ALA (American Federation of Labor (AFL)-Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)/American Library Association (ALA)) Joint Committee on Library…

  20. Embracing the Tiger: Learning from Public Library Literacy Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Seager, Andrew J.; And Others

    Characteristics of selected public libraries into which adult literacy programs have become integrated are reported. Data are drawn from visits to five library literacy programs, telephone interviews with officials of 20 selected library literacy programs, and data submitted in the nominations of 68 programs from 22 states. Part 1 describes the…

  1. Libraries for the Blind Section. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on library services and developments in reading materials for the blind, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "Reading Programs for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Public Libraries of the Polish People's Republic" by Franciszek Czajkowski (Poland); (2)…

  2. Library Instruction in Public Libraries: A Dream Deferred, A Goal to Actualize.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Beilke, Patricia F.

    1984-01-01

    Discussion of the need for library adult education as a component of public library reference services highlights trends (increase in adult population, technological changes) and their implications (continuing education for librarians), goals of library adult education, importance of instructional objectives, and evaluation. References and a…

  3. Public Library Construction 1965-1978. The Federal Contribution Through the Library Services and Construction Act.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Erteschik, Ann M., Comp.; And Others

    This report analyzes some of the data from documentation submitted by the individual states for federal financial assistance through the Library Services and Construction Act to meet public library construction needs between 1965 and 1978. The impact of the LSCA library construction program is described in terms of the cutting of costs, the…

  4. Walking the Road between Libraries: Best Practices in School and Public Library Cooperative Activities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bush, Gail

    2006-01-01

    The American Association of School Librarians (AASL)/Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)/Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) Joint Task Force on School/Public Library Cooperative Activities has been collecting and disseminating information about cooperative activities around the country since the first meeting in January…

  5. Public Library Planning: Case Studies for Management. The Greenwood Library Management Collection.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sutton, Brett

    This book is the result of a set of case studies that were performed in four American public libraries between 1989 and 1992. The goal of the research was to describe the effect that planning has had in a representative set of libraries, focusing planning as a social phenomenon. The city, county, federated, and suburban library are examined.…

  6. A Study of Four Library Programs for Disadvantaged Persons. Part II, Appendices B: Brooklyn Public Library Community Coordinator Project, the New York Public Library North Manhattan Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Winsor, Charlotte B.; Burrows, Lodema

    This document contains observations of library staff and interviews with community members about the Brooklyn Public Library Community Coordinator Project and the New York Public Library North Manhattan Project. The Community Coordinator Project employs four professional librarians to take an active part in community institutions and organizations…

  7. Model Personnel Policy for Ohio Academic Libraries and Public Libraries; Personnel Guidelines for Governmental Libraries, School Library Media Centers, Special Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio Library Foundation, Columbus.

    A guide which any library may use to achieve its own statement of personnel policy presents policy models which suggest rules and regulations to be used to supervise the staffs of public and academic libraries. These policies cover: (1) appointments; (2) classification of positions; (3) faculty and staff development; (4) performance evaluations;…

  8. Public Library Service to Children in Oklahoma.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wentroth, Mary Ann

    Because of the low density of its population and subsequent low property tax support, library service in Oklahoma is based on the multicounty library operating as a single unit. With the help of federal funds, such units now cover one-third of the state and 60 percent of its population utilizing branch libraries and bookmobile service. Service to…

  9. Postgraduate training in public health medicine: St George's Hospital Medical School Library public health information service.

    PubMed

    Rook, R; Adshead, F

    2001-03-01

    This article examines the development of the St George's Hospital Medical School Library public health information service. Begun in 1997 as a pilot project to support Public Health Specialist Registrars in South Thames West, it is now an established part of postgraduate training in the region. An outline of the service is described, including the evolution of the post of Public Health Librarian. Issues influencing the development of the service, and the establishment of the Librarian as part of the public health network are discussed. This is a transferable model of public health information provision, which as a centralized resource makes best use of available funding. As a LIS model it is an effective and efficient way of maximizing resources, and delivering a service to a specialist user group that is spread across a wide geographical area. PMID:11260291

  10. Pottsville Free Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smink, Nancy J.; Bridal, Wendy

    This final performance report provides project outcome information and data to the U.S. Department of Education for the federally-funded Library Literacy Program. The Pottsville Free Public Library conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, other…

  11. Public Library Unions--the Fantasy and the Reality.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ballard, Thomas H.

    1982-01-01

    This overview of public library unionism in the United States notes viewpoints expressed in the literature citing public-employee dilemmas, negotiation restrictions, and union effects on bureaucracies. Seventeen references are listed. (EJS)

  12. Local Studies Collections Online: An Investigation in Irish Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barry, Lara; Tedd, Lucy A.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: This paper aims to investigate how public libraries in Ireland are using their websites to present local studies collections online. Design/methodology/approach: All the websites of public libraries in Ireland were evaluated against a checklist of 50 criteria by one of the authors. An analytic description was provided of the four…

  13. Public Library Directors: A Career and Managerial Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mech, Terrence

    1989-01-01

    Develops a career and managerial profile of directors of Northeastern medium-sized public libraries based on the responses of 217 directors. The results confirm the existence of many of the gender-based career patterns found among directors of academic and larger public libraries together with an emphasis on internal administrator roles. (16…

  14. The Availability of Faculty Publication Databases from Library Web Pages

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blummer, Barbara A.

    2007-01-01

    Faculty publication databases or author bibliographies offer libraries an opportunity to provide services to users. Initially, these databases remained initiatives of special libraries in the health-sciences fields. Librarians used the publication information derived from these databases to compile lists for annual reports. However, the advent of…

  15. What Do Young Teens Think about the Public Library?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Howard, Vivian

    2011-01-01

    This article reports on a research study investigating the attitude of twelve- to fifteen-year-old residents of an Eastern Canadian regional municipality to the public library. Phase 1, a quantitative survey, analyzes overall satisfaction ratings and frequency of use of the public library. Phase 2 uses qualitative methodology (focus groups) to…

  16. Marketing and Public Relations in ARL Libraries. SPEC Kit 240.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smykla, Evelyn Ortiz, Comp.

    1999-01-01

    This survey was conducted to delineate the growing relationship between marketing and public relations and library funding by identifying: (1) the extent to which North American research libraries have developed organized programs in the areas of marketing and public relations; (2) who holds positions in these areas; and (3) the impact these…

  17. The Public Library Director in the Dot (.) World.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kent, Susan

    2002-01-01

    Describes how recent technological developments have changed the way that information is stored, managed, and accessed and suggests that the impact of the Internet has created a need for public libraries to realign their position in the information marketplace. Addresses challenges facing public library directors in marketing, fund-raising, and…

  18. Studying Indiana Public Libraries' Usage of Internet Filters

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Comer, Alberta Davis

    2005-01-01

    A lot of literature from the past few years has discussed the importance of bridging the digital divide that exists between those with Internet access and those without. Public libraries have often declared themselves to be that bridge. This article looks at how Indiana's public libraries allow the citizens they serve access to the Internet. With…

  19. Partners for Democracy: Public Libraries and Information Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rosnak, Theodore

    1986-01-01

    This essay addresses access to information through the use of computer networking systems. Highlights include national commercial networks, bulletin board systems, cautionary notes on networking, the role of the public library in providing a link between the computer and the public, and maximizing access and efficiency through library services.…

  20. Poetry for Pleasure: Promoting Poetry to Children in Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maynard, Sally; Davies, J. Eric; Robinson, Rachel

    2005-01-01

    This article reports an investigation of the attitudes and opinions of children's librarians towards poetry, and towards its promotion in the public library. It also reports some attitudes towards literature promotion to young people in general. A series of structured interviews with library professionals currently working in the public sector…

  1. Historical Research and Medium-Sized Public Libraries: The Potential.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Piehl, Charles K.

    1982-01-01

    Discusses the special collections and archival materials often found in medium-sized public libraries which should be fully used by historical researchers. It is suggested that public libraries need to advertise their collections which are of historical interest and to be more aware of the needs of the historical researcher. (Author/JL)

  2. Censorship Challenges to Books in Scottish Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Taylor, Kelly; McMenemy, David

    2013-01-01

    Censorship challenges to books in UK public libraries have received renewed attention recently. This study sought to establish the incidence of censorship challenges to books in Scottish public libraries in the years 2005-2009 and the actions taken in response to these challenges. It was found that eight local authorities in Scotland had received…

  3. Are Public Libraries the Preschooler's Door to Learning?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reif, Kathleen

    2000-01-01

    explains the work by the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators Birth to Five Task Force that has helped public libraries get involved in community programs for preschoolers. Topics include national resources and initiatives; brain research; reading research; Early Childhood Longitudinal Study; systems reform for solving community…

  4. Cyber-Fundraising and North Carolina Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hunter, Timothy C.

    2002-01-01

    Defines cyber-fundraising and discusses reasons for using online fundraising in North Carolina public libraries. Discusses survey results on how North Carolina public libraries are using the Internet for fundraising; four steps for incorporating the Internet into a development program; measuring success; and using a "pull" strategy for drawing…

  5. Public Library Information and Referral Project, Phase II. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Childers, Thomas; Krauser, Cheri

    This study is the second of a two-phase survey of public library information and referral (I&R) service. In this phase, seven public libraries offering I&R services were studied in depth to provide descriptions of their operations, organizational factors, and the reactions of their users. Organizational factors and operations were studied through…

  6. Free and Beautiful: Lucia Chen--New York Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This article details the work of Lucia Chen of the New York Public Library. Lucia Chen combined her two passions--organization and beautification--in her recent project, creating an online version of the New York Public Library's (NYPL) legendary picture collection. Artists ranging from set designers to filmmakers have long used the collection,…

  7. Statistics of Alaska Public Libraries, FY 1988 and FY 1987.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, George V., Comp.; Boone, James D., Comp.

    Designed to allow Alaskan librarians to evaluate and compare their libraries, this annual report compiles information provided by public libraries receiving Public Assistance grants for fiscal years 1987 and 1988. Part I presents statistics for 1988; Part II reports the 1987 statistics. It is noted that the information reported for fiscal year…

  8. Promoting Adult Learning through Civil Discourse in the Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kranich, Nancy

    2010-01-01

    Founded in the 1850s to promote an informed citizenry, public libraries advanced both adult learning and citizenship education in the first half of the 20th century, thus becoming cornerstones of democracy. But with a more recent decline in public engagement in libraries and beyond, librarians question whether democracy requires more than an…

  9. Public Library Services for Home Schooling. ERIC Digest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Masters, Denise G.

    Public libraries have a responsibility toward all of their patrons, including home schoolers. "Home schooling" describes the situation where parents or guardians choose not to send their children to public or private schools, but instead educate their children themselves. Libraries are very important to home schoolers because, in most communities,…

  10. American Indian Resource Manual for Public Libraries. Bulletin No. 92429.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    de Usabel, Frances; Roeber, Jane A.

    This manual, written primarily for Wisconsin public librarians, is designed to provide practical assistance to those who wish to expand public library collections of American Indian (defined as people in the United States and Canada who trace their lineage to the original habitants of these lands) resources and to improve related library programs…

  11. Manual of Library Policies. PNLA Special Publication Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haley, Anne, Ed.; Johnston, Gail, Ed.

    Both general and miscellaneous policy statements from 47 public libraries of the Pacific Northwest Library Association have been compiled in this manual. Among topics covered by "general" policies are board of trustees, buildings, confidentiality of circulation records, displays, gifts, materials selection, personnel, public relations, and…

  12. Library Programs. Evaluating Federally Funded Public Library Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

    Following an introduction by Betty J. Turock, nine reports examine key issues in library evaluation: (1) "Output Measures and the Evaluation Process" (Nancy A. Van House) describes measurement as a concept to be understood in the larger context of planning and evaluation; (2) "Adapting Output Measures to Program Evaluation" (Douglas L. Zweizig)…

  13. Children's Libraries Section. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on children's services, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "Education and Training of Children's Librarians: An Investigation" by Eva Glistrup (Denmark), which presents preliminary results from a 1982 survey of institutions in 30 countries (30% response rate)…

  14. SO YOU WANT TO START A CENTRALIZED ELEMENTARY LIBRARY.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DOBER, VIRGINIA

    THIS DOCUMENT PRESENTS THE NECESSARY INFORMATION FOR STARTING A CENTRALIZED ELEMENTARY LIBRARY. THE FOLLOWING ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL--SOURCES OF PROFESSIONAL AND NONPROFESSIONAL HELP, ORGANIZATIONS AND COMPANIES TO CONTACT FOR CATALOGS AND SUPPLIES, HOW TO SURVEY THE PHYSICAL RESOURCES AND UTILIZE THEM, TYPES OF MATERIAL FOUND IN AN ELEMENTARY…

  15. The Marketing of Public Library Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dragon, Andrea C.

    1983-01-01

    Defines the concept of marketing and relates models involving the exchanges and transactions of markets and charities to services offered by libraries. Market segmentation, understanding the behavior of markets, competition, and movement toward a market-oriented library are highlighted. Nineteen references are cited. (EJS)

  16. From Adam Smith to Ronald Reagan: Public Libraries as a Public Good.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Braverman, Miriam

    1982-01-01

    Contrasts the arguments of economists who measure the value of library services to society by business standards with the criteria of "the public good" which predominated during the development of public libraries and argues that libraries must continue to serve the whole community. Twenty references are cited. (RAA)

  17. The Public Library as a Public Forum: The (De)Evolution of a Legal Doctrine

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gathegi, John N.

    2005-01-01

    When dealing with First Amendment free speech issues in the context of public libraries, courts have merely cited the supposition that constitutional public forum analysis leads to the conclusion that the public library is a limited public forum for the purposes of First Amendment analysis. By focusing narrowly on the issue of whether Internet…

  18. IFLA General Conference, 1987. Division of Libraries Serving the General Public. School Libraries Section. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Four papers are compiled in the section on school libraries: (1) "Zentrale Dienstleistungen fur Schulbibliotheken in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland am Beispiel der Schulbibliothekarischen Arbeitsstelle der Stadtbucherei Frankfurt am Main = Centralized School Library Services in the Federal Republic of Germany, as Performed at the School Library…

  19. Public Forum on Libraries: The People of New York Speak on Our Libraries. Public Report of the Assembly Standing Committee on Higher Education Sub-Committee on Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tevebaugh-Kenwryck, Neil A.

    The purpose of this report is to present a public forum expressing the views of the people of New York and their thoughts on the role and needs of New York's Libraries. Exhibit One provides a brief overview of New York's libraries and the New York State Archives, and the roles which these systems play as part of the state's library systems.…

  20. Directory of Michigan Library Statistics. 1994 Edition. Reporting 1992 and 1993 Statistical Activities including: Public Library Statistics, Library Cooperative Statistics, Regional/Subregional Statistics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Leaf, Donald C., Comp.; Neely, Linda, Comp.

    This edition focuses on statistical data supplied by Michigan public libraries, public library cooperatives, and those public libraries which serve as regional or subregional outlets for blind and physically handicapped services. Since statistics in Michigan academic libraries are typically collected in odd-numbered years, they are not included…

  1. Twin Falls Public Library, Idaho Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parkinson, Linda L.; Burton, Annie Laurie

    The grant received for the Literacy Program of the Twin Falls (Idaho) Public Library (approximately $24,000) has contributed to the overall improvement of the library system afforded by construction of a new addition planned for completion in February 1991. Grant funds supporting the literacy program complemented funds from a bond issue for…

  2. IFLA General Conference, 1989. Division of Libraries Serving the General Public. Section on Children's Libraries; Section of School Libraries; Section of Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons. Booklet 30.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Fifteen papers from the Division of Libraries Serving the General Public are included in this collection: "When the Children's Library Meets the Museum" (French and English versions; Annie Pissard); "Value of Library Service for Children Literature in France" (Aline Eisenegger); "The Latin American Literature in France" (Aline Eisenegger); "The…

  3. Hagerstown-Jefferson Township Public Library Internet Web Site.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Albertson, Marie

    1997-01-01

    Describes the development of the Hagerstown (Indiana) public library's Web site. Highlights include writing successful grant proposals for funding; software from Microsoft; community support; free community access to the Internet from home computers as well as at the library; problems encountered; and future plans. (LRW)

  4. An Agricultural Library: Its Start and Management. Publication 50.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Naber, G.

    This book is designed to provide the information needed to start a new agricultural library. The guide covers a wide range of topics including information sources, acquisitions procedures, and public relations. It provides addresses of publishers and information sources; a list of common abbreviations; a ground plan for a library; and information…

  5. Public Library Services for the Poor: Doing All We Can

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holt, Leslie Edmonds; Holt, Glen E.

    2010-01-01

    Among public institutions, the library has great potential for helping the poor and disenfranchised. For many, the library is the only refuge for information, literacy, entertainment, language skills, employment help, free computer use and even safety and shelter. Experts Glen and Leslie Holt, with decades of service to inner city communities…

  6. Designing Public Library Websites for Teens: A Conceptual Model

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Naughton, Robin Amanda

    2012-01-01

    The main goal of this research study was to develop a conceptual model for the design of public library websites for teens (TLWs) that would enable designers and librarians to create library websites that better suit teens' information needs and practices. It bridges a gap in the research literature between user interface design in…

  7. Cooperative Systems and Public Libraries Entering the 1980's.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Clark, Jay B.

    This examination of the problems and opportunities of system organization from the viewpoint of public libraries provides a perspective on the growth of library networks, their administration, and the pressures that opposed their development in the 1970's. It identifies the requirements for their further development, and looks at the need for new…

  8. School Public Library Censorship and the First Amendment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kimmelman, Paul

    Censorship has become a significant problem for public school libraries and has been addressed in several court cases, including Pico v. Island Trees Board of Education, the first such case to be heard by the Supreme Court. In this case, to be decided in the summer of 1982, the school board voted to remove a group of books from school libraries,…

  9. Safety and Health Concerns in Academic and Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Louis, Dorothy M.

    The library is a relatively safe work place, but no place is completely free from hazards. This paper examines the major health and safety concerns of staff and patrons of academic and public libraries, based on a literature review of approximately 60 articles. According to this literature, general safety hazards are not considered a major problem…

  10. A Goal Directed Future; Owensboro - Daviess County Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kentucky State Dept. of Libraries, Frankfort.

    The overall view of the library and its services show that within the "severe" limits of its resources, the library is doing well in its basic services. The call for "excellence of basic services" reflected in the objectives requires continued service improvement and a reorganization of the staff to heighten public services. Too much of the…

  11. Public Library Use of Free E-Resources

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hill, Heather; Bossaller, Jenny

    2013-01-01

    This article describes a multi-method research project examining the use of various freely available online collections and projects, such as Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and Creative Commons-licensed ebooks, by public libraries. This research begins with the questions: what are libraries doing with freely available materials? Are…

  12. The Role of the Urban Main Library in Nine Public Library Systems.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bell, Elsie L.

    To help clarify the role of urban main libraries, visits were made to nine library systems serving populations of 500,000 to 750,000 for the purpose of exploring: (1) system priorities; (2) budgetary support for materials; (3) public service staff; and (4) materials selection procedures. Particular emphasis was placed upon the financial and…

  13. Learning at Home: Public Library Service to Homeschoolers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Madden, Susan B.

    1991-01-01

    Offers definitions, statistics, and suggestions for public librarians working with homeschoolers. Library concerns are addressed, including censorship, negative staff attitudes, technology demands, and administrative limits; and ways to make homeschoolers more welcome are suggested, including compiling homeschooling resource materials, library…

  14. An Exploratory Study to Develop an Alternative Model of Public Library Management Using the Institute of Museum and Library Services' Public Library Statistics

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kim, Giyeong; Yu, So Young

    2011-01-01

    In this explorative study, we first investigate current use of public library statistics in public library management to identify a governing framework and then carefully suggest an alternative framework with income as a goal for sustainability. The meaning of income in terms of management is also discussed. Within this framework, we conduct a…

  15. Reading Is a BLAST! Inside an Innovative Literacy Collaboration between Public Schools and the Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Genest, Maria T.

    2014-01-01

    Public libraries have long supported the literacy goals of public schools in their communities by providing access to printed and electronic resources that enhance learning and teaching. This article describes an ongoing collaboration between the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's BLAST outreach program and the Pittsburgh Public Schools that has…

  16. Opportunities and challenges for public libraries to enhance community resilience.

    PubMed

    Veil, Shari R; Bishop, Bradley Wade

    2014-04-01

    This study bridges a gap between public library and emergency management policy versus practice by examining the role of public libraries in the community resource network for disaster recovery. Specifically, this study identifies the opportunities and challenges for public libraries to fulfill their role as a FEMA-designated essential community organization and enhance community resilience. The results indicate there are several opportunities for libraries to enhance community resilience by offering technology resources and assistance; providing office, meeting, and community living room space; serving as the last redundant communication channel and a repository for community information and disaster narratives; and adapting or expanding services already offered to meet the changing needs of the community. However, libraries also face challenges in enhancing community resilience, including the temptation to overcommit library capacity and staff capability beyond the library mission and a lack of long-term disaster plans and collaboration with emergency managers and government officials. Implications for library and emergency management practice and crisis research are discussed. PMID:24164095

  17. Merged Reference Desks in a Merged Library Environment: The Impact of Merging Government Publications

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kendall, Susan L.; Sisson, Lorene R.

    2006-01-01

    A new library in San Jose opened on August 1, 2003. This library is the result of a unique collaboration between San Jose State University Library and the San Jose Public Library. The planning for this new library highlighted merging several key areas of operation, including Government Publications. Several years before the two libraries merged,…

  18. Evolution of an academic–public library partnership*

    PubMed Central

    Engeszer, Robert J.; Olmstadt, William; Daley, Jan; Norfolk, Monique; Krekeler, Kara; Rogers, Monica; Colditz, Graham; Anwuri, Victoria V.; Morris, Scott; Voorhees, Mychal; McDonald, Brenda; Bernstein, Jackie; Schoening, Paul; Williams, Lee

    2016-01-01

    A partnership to improve access to health information via an urban public library system was established in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2011. A multiyear project was outlined that included an information needs assessment, a training class for public library staff, information kiosks at library branches for delivering printed consumer health materials, and a series of health-related programming. The partnership evolved to include social service and community organizations to carry out project goals and establish a sustainable program that met the health and wellness interests of the community. PMID:26807055

  19. Evolution of an academic-public library partnership.

    PubMed

    Engeszer, Robert J; Olmstadt, William; Daley, Jan; Norfolk, Monique; Krekeler, Kara; Rogers, Monica; Colditz, Graham; Anwuri, Victoria V; Morris, Scott; Voorhees, Mychal; McDonald, Brenda; Bernstein, Jackie; Schoening, Paul; Williams, Lee

    2016-01-01

    A partnership to improve access to health information via an urban public library system was established in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2011. A multiyear project was outlined that included an information needs assessment, a training class for public library staff, information kiosks at library branches for delivering printed consumer health materials, and a series of health-related programming. The partnership evolved to include social service and community organizations to carry out project goals and establish a sustainable program that met the health and wellness interests of the community. PMID:26807055

  20. OASES: Public Library/Community College Partnership

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Little, Paul L.; Gilliland, J. Richard

    1977-01-01

    Describes the Open Access Satellite Educational Services (OASES) project, which was designed to increase continuing education services, encourage adult educational participation, and create a replicable model of cooperative services by combining the resources of South Oklahoma City Junior College and the Oklahoma County Libraries System. (RT)

  1. Developing Public Library Services for Young Adults.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Jim

    From November 1992 through May 1993, a series of staff development and training workshops were presented as part of the project, "Developing Library Services for Young Adults." The workshops included: "Redirecting Young Adult Behavior" (Glenna O. Auxier & Bob Perchalski); "The Youth Services Librarian and the Law" (Gary Becker & Julie Law); and…

  2. Using GIS to establish a public library consumer health collection.

    PubMed

    Larue, Elizabeth M

    2004-11-18

    BACKGROUND: Learning the exact demographic characteristics of a neighborhood in which a public library serves, assists the collection development librarian in building an appropriate collection. Gathering that demographic information can be a lengthy process, and then formatting the information for the neighborhood in question becomes arduous.As society ages and the methods for health care evolve, people may take charge of their own health. With this prospectus, public libraries should consider creating a consumer health collection to assist the public in their health care needs. Using neighborhood demographic information can inform the collection development librarians as to the dominant age groups, sex, and races within the neighborhood. With this information, appropriate consumer health materials may be assembled in the public library. METHODS: In order to visualize the demographics of a neighborhood, the computer program ArcView GIS (geographic information systems) was used to create maps for specified areas. The neighborhood data was taken from the U.S. Census Department's annual census and library addresses were accumulated through a free database. After downloading the census block information from http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/ the data was manipulated with ArcView GIS and queried to produce maps displaying the requested neighborhood demographics to view in respect to libraries. RESULTS: ArcView GIS produced maps displaying public libraries and requested demographics. After viewing the maps the collection development librarian can see exactly what populations are served by the library and adjust the library's collection accordingly. CONCLUSIONS: ArcView GIS can be used to produce maps displaying the communities that libraries serve, spot boundaries, be it "man-made or natural," that exist prohibiting customer service, and assist collection development librarians in justifying their purchases for a dedicated consumer health collection or resources in

  3. Administration of the Small Public Library. Fourth Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weingand, Darlene E.

    Since the publication of its first edition in 1965, this book has been a standard resource for setting up and managing cutting-edge small public library facilities. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition continues that tradition with many more figures (28 in this edition), case studies and sample policies, and new content on grant…

  4. Directory of public libraries. Toxic chemical release inventory

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-02-01

    The Directory of Public Libraries is a compilation of over 2,300 libraries designated by each State's Librarian to receive their state's microfiche containing data collected under Section 313 (j) of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986--Public Law 99-499. Section 313 (j) of EPCRA requires EPA to establish the National Toxic Chemical Release Inventory (TRI) and to make the data/information collected annually available to the public through computer telecommunications and other means. TRI is distributed, sold and available in many different forms--online through the National Library of Medicine, CD-ROM, dBase, and Lotus floppy diskettes, microfiche, magnetic tape. It is accessible to the public in one or more of these forms from thousands of locations nationwide, as well as several international locations, of which this Directory identifies over 40% of those locations.

  5. Death of the Public Library: From 'People's University' to 'Public-Sector Leisure Centre'.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kruk, Miroslaw

    1998-01-01

    Public libraries emerged as educational institutions during the second half of the 19th century. Their aim was the intellectual and moral improvement of individuals and societies. After several decades it became evident that public libraries had failed as "people's universities." They came to acknowledge the provision of entertainment as a…

  6. Content Knowledge of the Internet Among Public Reference Librarians at the Cleveland Heights Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Augustine, Matthew J.

    The Internet is becoming an increasingly important medium of electronic information dissemination, and thus an increasingly important library reference tool. This study examines the Internet skills of a sample group of 15 public reference librarians in the Adult Services Department at the Cleveland Heights Public Library. The Internet skills that…

  7. Public Goods and Public Interests: Scholarly Communication and Government Documents in Research Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Potvin, Sarah; Sare, Laura

    2016-01-01

    Federal mandates requiring that publicly funded research be made openly accessible recast scholarly information as public information and provide an impetus to join the efforts of scholarly communication and government information programs in United States research libraries. Most major research libraries are long-standing participants in the…

  8. Multiple Case Studies of Public Library Systems in New York State: Service Decision-Making Processes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ren, Xiaoai

    2012-01-01

    This research examined the functions and roles of public library systems in New York State and the services they provide for individual libraries and the public. The dissertation further studied the service decision-making processes at three selected New York State cooperative public library systems. Public library systems have played an important…

  9. A Report of a Survey on Censorship in Public Elementary and High School Libraries and Public Libraries in Minnesota.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McDonald, Fran; Stark, Matthew

    In late 1981 and early 1982, a total of 775 public secondary school librarians, 507 elementary school librarians, and 324 public librarians in Minnesota were sent questionnaires asking about instances of censorship in their institutions from 1979 to 1981, and about their library selection and reevaluation policies. Response rates of 29 to 32% were…

  10. Regional Library Services Study. Study and Recommendations for Potential Interlibrary Cooperative Efforts Among Public Libraries in the Piedmont Triad Region.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Piedmont Triad Council of Governments, Greensboro, NC.

    Directors of ten public libraries in the Piedmont Triad (North Carolina) requested that the Council of Governments make a Regional Library Services Study, so that interlibrary cooperation might lead to better library service. After an analysis of the demographic, social, and economic character of the region, and also of library service, the study…

  11. Report on the Library Services Study of April 10, 1979 at the City of Brampton Public Library and Art Gallery.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schrader, Alvin M.

    The quality and success of library services to users at the City of Brampton Public Library and Art Gallery, Ontario, Canada, were investigated through a series of questionnaires, statistical data analyses, and comparisons with past use studies of this and other public libraries. The study utilized the operational methodology outlined by Altman in…

  12. The Library Public Relations Recipe Book.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Moran, Irene E., Ed.

    The 17 short pieces in this guide advise librarians how to enhance the profile of their organizations through increased interest in the media and more visible involvement in the community, and how to address budgeting, planning, and evaluating a public relations program. Fourteen rules of thumb for preparing and using news releases are described…

  13. Polygamy and the Public Library: The Establishment of Public Libraries in Utah before 1910

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stauffer, Suzanne M.

    2005-01-01

    Utah's libraries were perceived as instruments for "the establishment of a recognized social order" by each successive group that came to power and were often founded as the result of conflict between Mormon culture and the larger American society. On their arrival, Mormons established libraries primarily to provide access to information necessary…

  14. Public Libraries in the United States: 1993. E.D. TABS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Governments Div.

    The tables in this report summarize information about public libraries in fiscal year 1993. These data were collected through the sixth Public Libraries Survey. Respondents for this census were the 8,929 public libraries identified in the 50 states and District of Columbia, by state library agencies. Over 71% of the population of legally served…

  15. Public Libraries in the United States: FY1994. E.D. Tabs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chute, Adrienne; And Others

    The tables in this report summarize information about public libraries in the United States for the fiscal year 1994. These data were collected through the seventh Public Libraries Survey (PLS). Respondents for this census were 8,727 of the 8,921 public libraries identified in the 50 states and District of Columbia, by state library agencies.…

  16. Public Libraries in the United States: 1992. E.D. TABS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chute, Adrienne; Kroe, Elaine

    The tables in this report summarize information about public libraries in fiscal year 1992. These data were collected through the fifth Public Libraries Survey. Respondents for this census were the 8,946 public libraries identified in the 50 states and the District of Columbia by state library agencies. Nearly 71 percent of the population of…

  17. Patron Behavior Policies in the Public Library: "Kreimer v. Morristown" Revisited.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Geiszler, Robert W.

    1998-01-01

    The case of an indigent library patron recovering a judgment against a public library is used as a backdrop for discussing patron behavior policies in the public library. Highlights include First Amendment rights, the public library as an expressive forum, government rules, policy lessons from the case, and acceptable policies. (AEF)

  18. New Britain Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Limberger, Marci

    The New Britain Public Library (Connecticut) conducted a project that involved recruitment, collection development, tutoring, computer-assisted services, and English as a Second Language (ESL) services. The project served a community of 50,000-100,000 and targeted ESL learners. Tutoring was done one-on-one, in small groups, and in classes, using…

  19. Onondaga County Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nottingham, Sharon

    A literacy project was a cooperative effort of the Onondaga County (New York) Public Library, Literacy Volunteers of Greater Syracuse, and Aurora (a private non-profit agency for the deaf) to establish a program to teach deaf adults to read. This report, which describes the project, begins with a section that provides quantitative data. The next…

  20. Harlan County Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Warren, Carol E.

    The Harlan County Public Library Literacy Project (Kentucky) provided rural-oriented, basic literacy, and oral history programs to a community of 100,000-200,000. The goal of the project was to produce six booklets about local people and issues, to be used as literacy materials in programs with Appalachian students. Students wanted to produce…

  1. Loudoun County Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Holtslander, Linda

    This final performance report for the Loudoun County Public Library literacy project begins with a section that provides quantitative data. The next section compares actual accomplishments to the major project objective: to create a non-threatening learning environment at the Transitional Housing Center (THC), a residential homeless shelter.…

  2. Education for Management in Central America. The Role of the Library of the Instituto Centroamericano de Administracion de Empresas

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bloch, Thomas

    1973-01-01

    The institute, established in 1968, is a multinational organization for education in management at the post-graduate level. Its library, with five staff members, now has 4,000 volumes and receives 300 periodical publications: it should eventually become a Central American business and economic management information and research center. (Author/SJ)

  3. The Link between Public Libraries and Early Reading Success

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lance, Keith Curry; Marks, Robbie Bravman

    2008-01-01

    Storytimes, lap-sit programs, and other services for young children are a major part of most public libraries' missions. According to children's librarians, these services play a significant role in preparing children for success as readers. This article discusses the positive relationship between children's services and early reading success by…

  4. Best Cellar, Waupaca Area Public Library, Waupaca, Wisconsin.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Voice of Youth Advocates, 1999

    1999-01-01

    In the basement of the Waupaca Area Public Library, the Best Cellar is a separate room for young adults that allows teens the freedom to laugh, talk, snack, and listen to music without disturbing others. The furniture, collection, young adult population and community, hours of operation, staffing, planning, youth participation, and librarian and…

  5. Technology to the People: Kirsten Thompson--Milwaukee Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Considering Kirsten Thompson's career in the Milwaukee Public Library (MPL), it is no surprise that as an undergraduate she studied both computer programming and psychology. The combination is the driving force behind her multiple projects at MPL, which have all focused on bringing technology to users. "Having the computers is great, but you need…

  6. Naive vs. Sophisticated Methods of Forecasting Public Library Circulations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brooks, Terrence A.

    1984-01-01

    Two sophisticated--autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA), straight-line regression--and two naive--simple average, monthly average--forecasting techniques were used to forecast monthly circulation totals of 34 public libraries. Comparisons of forecasts and actual totals revealed that ARIMA and monthly average methods had smallest mean…

  7. Places to Go: New York Public Library Digital Gallery

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Downes, Stephen

    2005-01-01

    This article features the New York Public Library's (NYPL) recently opened Digital Gallery. Containing more than 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities, the Digital Gallery offers unparalleled access to the past for educators and interested visitors alike. Organization and navigation present a challenge with any…

  8. Determining the Publication Impact of a Digital Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kaplan, Nancy R.; Nelson, Michael L.

    2000-01-01

    Assesses the publication impact of a digital library of aerospace scientific and technical information through usage statistics and citation analysis. Examines the Langley Technical Report Server available on the World Wide Web, compares usage with the hardcopy distribution center, and suggests retrieval analysis as a complementary metric to…

  9. Public Access Workstations in the Library: New Trends.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Beecher, Henry

    1991-01-01

    Discusses the use of microcomputer-based workstations that are provided for public access in libraries. Criteria for workstations are discussed, including standard hardware, open-design software, scalable interface, and connectivity options for networking; systems that provide full-text access are described; and the need for standards is…

  10. Public Library Reference Service--Expectations and Reality.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    White, Herbert S.

    1999-01-01

    Discusses expectations of public library reference service and the reality of what librarians can provide amid declining resources. Suggests reference librarians should define the gap between potential and reality in reference service, and inform the customers about how little money it would take to provide better service. Argues that librarians…

  11. Finding Opportunity: Darcy Cahill--Baltimore County Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Three months after Darcy Cahill was promoted to head the Randallstown branch of the Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), at 6 a.m. on a Saturday morning, the branch suffered a devastating fire. When firefighters finally contained the blaze, she was shocked to see the building drenched and in disarray. This article gives a detailed description…

  12. Digital Technology Projects: Already Thriving in Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scally, Patricia H.

    1999-01-01

    Describes the results of a survey of public libraries that was conducted to identify digital technology projects. Highlights include kinds of collections being digitized (primarily photographs); costs; hardware and software used; experience levels of personnel; reasons for digitizing, including providing access to fragile materials; and technology…

  13. Evaluating the Well-Being of Public Library Workers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Juniper, Bridget; Bellamy, Pat; White, Nicola

    2012-01-01

    This study aimed to develop and pilot a questionnaire to determine the ways in which working in a UK public library system can impact the well-being of those deployed in the sector. The methodological framework was based on an approach used to evaluate the well-being of patients in a clinical setting. Based on the responses of 466 employees, the…

  14. Bare Bones Young Adult Services: Tips for Public Library Generalists.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vaillancourt, Renee J.

    This book is a hands-on guide to the philosophy and practice of young adult services in the public libraries. The following chapters are included: (1) "Young Adult Services Philosophy," including reasons to serve teens, why teens are the way they are, who serves young adults, and how to interact with teens; (2) "Youth Participation," including…

  15. School and Public Library Relationships: Deja Vu or New Beginnings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fitzgibbons, Shirley A.

    2001-01-01

    Discusses school and public library relationships and maintains that an integrated, coordinated, and systematic planning process at both local and state levels will meet the needs of children and young adults. Topics include developments in the 1990s, barriers to cooperative efforts, examples of cooperative projects, and combined school-public…

  16. Analysis and Evaluation of Library Publications in Colorado.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harmon, Shirley

    The professional library periodicals in Colorado were analyzed in terms of the type of information disseminated, user needs and the function of the various publications. The three data collection techniques used were: (1) content analysis, to answer general questions about the scope, type of article, news coverage, and special features of the…

  17. Norwalk Public Library: A Historical Overview from 1866 to 1994.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Contreras, Sarah A.

    This document chronicles the evolution of the Norwalk (Ohio) Public Library (established in 1866) from a small collection in an upper room in the Old Mansion Block building to a Carnegie facility which has been renovated to meet today's needs, including accessibility to the handicapped. Funding for the first reading room was provided by the Alert…

  18. Public Library Leaders and Research: Mechanisms, Perceptions, and Strategies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van Fleet, Connie; Durrance, Joan C.

    1993-01-01

    Reports on a survey of the communications mechanisms used by 23 public library leaders and on their need to bridge a perceived communication gap between researchers and librarians. Five recommendations for closing the gap, based on respondent suggestions and Everett M. Roger's diffusion of innovation model, are proposed. (nine references) (KRN)

  19. Heritage of the Plains and Mountains: Programs for Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nesmith, Lorraine, Comp.

    Thirty rural libraries in Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma have been selected to participate in a 1-year project to assist public librarians in implementing humanities programming for adults; "Heritage of the Plains and Mountains" is one of three packets compiled for the project. The packet is designed to provide a step-by-step guide for the…

  20. Unlocking the Potential of Public Libraries in Supporting Distance Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nabushawo, Harriet Mutambo; Aguti, Jessica Norah; Winterbottom, Mark

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the place of public libraries in supporting distance learners in Makerere University, exploring the factors which affect utilisation of their services. The study adopted a survey design with 300 B.Ed. students, collecting data through focus group discussions, structured questionnaires and individual interviews.

  1. Subject Access to Serial Publications in Toronto Bank Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shubert, Steven Blake

    1991-01-01

    A survey of five major bank libraries revealed three distinct levels of subject access to serial publications: manually based systems with no formal subject access; computer-aided systems in which the sorting capabilities of computerized serials management are utilized to generate printed lists arranged by subject; and online catalogs with subject…

  2. 78. View of radar systems technical publication library, transmitter building ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    78. View of radar systems technical publication library, transmitter building no. 102, second floor. - Clear Air Force Station, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Site II, One mile west of mile marker 293.5 on Parks Highway, 5 miles southwest of Anderson, Anderson, Denali Borough, AK

  3. IFLA General Conference, 1991. Division of Serving the General Public: Section of Public Libraries; Section of Children's Libraries; Section on School Libraries; Section of Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons; Section of Libraries for the Blind; Section of Library Services to Multicultural Populations; ROTNAC (RT); Mobile Libraries (RT). Booklet 3.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).

    The 17 papers in this booklet were presented at meetings of 7 sections within the Division of Serving the General Public: (1) "Overcoming Illiteracy and Public Library Social Functions Development" (Slava Matlina, USSR); (2) "Impact of Economic and Political Change upon Public Library Services" (E. S. Ponomaryova, USSR); (3) "The Public Library…

  4. Introduction to Library Public Services. Sixth Edition. Library and Information Science Text Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Evans, G. Edward; Amodeo, Anthony J.; Carter, Thomas L.

    This book covers the role, purpose, and philosophy related to each of the major functional areas of library public service. This sixth edition, on the presumption that most people know the basic facts about computer hardware, does not include the chapter (in the previous edition) on computer basics, and instead integrated specific technological…

  5. Library Literacy Project, 1987-88. Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Free Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smink, Nancy J.

    This project was undertaken by a public library to assess and address the continuing literacy needs of the local county's population. Comparison of the results of pre- and post-grant surveys conducted to determine the level of the residents' awareness of the problems of illiteracy showed an increase from 60% to 81% in the number who knew about the…

  6. Repositioning the Richmond Public Library for the Digital Age: One Library's Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McNeely, Cate V.

    1999-01-01

    Summarizes the Richmond Public Library's (RPL's) experiences in development and provision of technology-based services. Describes RPL's approaches to technology-based services, including training, communicating benefits to the community, creating a community-based Web site and marketing. Explains benefits of Internet-based services to patrons,…

  7. Public Library Services to Ethnocultural Minorities in Australia: A State-of-the-Art Survey.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rasmussen, Radha; Kolarik, Ivan

    1980-01-01

    Surveys Australian public library services to ethnic groups, including library-based activities, community information services, libraries of ethnic communities, and service to aborigines. More than 50 references are cited. (FM)

  8. Appraisal of the Effectiveness of CODE; The Coordinated Delivery System for the South Central Research Library Council, January to December 1970.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Faibisoff, Sylvia G.

    A major concern of the South Central Research Library Council in establishing an interlibrary loan network was the development of a Coordinated Delivery system (CODE). Several means of delivery were considered--the U.S. mails, commercial trucking (Greyhound, United Parcel Service), and use of the public library system's delivery services. A…

  9. Recent Developments in Financing Public Libraries in Kansas. Special Report Series, Number 132.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Drury, James W.

    Kansas has a large number of small city-supported public libraries. In many cases because the cities are unable to provide adequate financial support for their libraries, limited services are offered. Because of the need for greater tax bases for libraries, a number of county libraries and one regional library have been formed. However, many of…

  10. Growing Readers: Wendy Wilcox--West Bloomfield Township Public Library, MI

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2005

    2005-01-01

    In 2001 youth services librarian Wendy Wilcox begged her boss for the chance to make West Bloomfield Township Public Library (WBTPL) one of 20 demonstration sites for the Public Library Association (PLA)/Association for Library Service to Children initiative Every Child Ready To Read. While all participating libraries teach parents and caregivers…

  11. The Community Health Information Network: A Model for Hospital and Public Library Cooperation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gartenfeld, Ellen

    1978-01-01

    The Community Health Information Network, a cooperative library network established between a community hospital and six public libraries, is described. This model program provides health education and information services to patient/consumers and library services to health personnel through their public libraries. Funding, factors leading to the…

  12. Impact of Using Information Technology in Central University Libraries in India: Results of a Survey

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peyala, Venkataramana

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present the results of a research study conducted to assess the perceptions and opinions of 100 staff working in libraries on the impact of using IT on library housekeeping operations and information services, in eight central university libraries in India. Design/methodology/approach: Data gathering…

  13. Engaging Communities using a MOOC combined with Public Library Discussions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ackerman, S. A.; Mooney, M. E.; Morrill, J.; Handlos, Z.; Morrill, S.

    2015-12-01

    A massive open online course, or MOOC, is an noncredit education activity that delivers learning content to anyone with access to the Internet. Individual courses are generally free of charge, while a certificate can have small costs. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has exploring the use of MOOC as part of its Wisconsin Idea. In the 2015, a series of MOOCs focusing on the environment were offered via Coursera. One of those MOOCS was "Changing Weather and Climate of the Great Lakes Region." This 4-week course features a new season each week through short lectures and activities covering Great Lakes weather, observed changes in the climate, and societal impacts of climate change. (https://www.coursera.org/course/greatlakesclimate) The MOOC conveyed information from NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Weather-Ready Nation initiative as well as findings from the recent National Climate Assessment and the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI). The course was organized by members of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies; material included discussion, videos for lectures as well as guest lecturers. There were also weekly visits by the course team to 21 public libraries throughout the state of WI. The library collaboration as facilitated by WiLS (Wisconsin Library Services - wils.org), who organized the application and selection process. The public libraries hosted local residents and course instructors in discussions of course content in the context of their communities as well as strategies to mitigate the climate change impacts. This presentation will discuss the public library discussions experience and the our evaluation of the impact of including a face-to-face component in the MOOC activity on engagement and learning.

  14. Healthy Libraries Develop Healthy Communities: Public Libraries and their Tremendous Efforts to Support the Affordable Care Act

    PubMed Central

    Collins, Lydia N.

    2015-01-01

    This article is about the dedication of public library staff and my role as the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) to support outreach efforts for health insurance enrollment under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). ACA was created in order to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable health care. What we didn’t know is that public libraries across the nation would play such an integral role in the health insurance enrollment process. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) worked closely with public libraries in order to assist with this new role. As we approach the second enrollment and re-enrollment periods, public libraries are gearing up once again to assist with ACA. PMID:25798077

  15. Evaluation of Metatags of Web Sites of the Ohio Public Library Network.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Karpenko, Volodymyr

    This study was to conducted to define how metatags are used by Ohio public library webmasters and to determine the de facto standard for metatag usage. The 106 Ohio public library World Wide Web sites accessible through the Ohio Public Libraries Information Network (OPLIN) were evaluated using a statistical analysis of the HTLM code and content of…

  16. Metropolitan Public Library Funding and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: Concepts and Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shirk, Gary M.

    Competition among the many public services for tax supported funding is a major concern for metropolitan public libraries seeking financial support. The absence of the library is an integrated component of the public educational structure or as a general service agency in the mainstream of government has historically placed the library at a…

  17. Something for Everyone: Learning and Learning Technologies in a Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blackburn, Fiona

    2010-01-01

    The nature of learning in a public library is relevant to what place e-learning and social networking technologies might have there. That a public library aims to provide something for everyone is also important. Alice Springs Public Library (ASPL) is a place of learning; it is also a crowded and composite space. The use ASPL could make of the…

  18. Public Libraries and the Internet: Study Results, Policy Issues, and Recommendations. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McClure, Charles R.; And Others

    This document is the final report of the NCLIS (National Commission on Libraries and Information Science) study on public libraries and the Internet. The purpose of this study was to determine the nature, extent, and form of public library involvement with the Internet. Data were obtained from a survey of a national sample of public libraries…

  19. Problems and Possibilities: The Public Library in the Borderline between Modernity and Late Modernity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rasmussen, Casper Hvenegaard; Jochumsen, Henrik

    2007-01-01

    The public library is a product of modernity that follows in the wake of industrialization, urbanization, and popular movements, while at the same time the public library itself supports the building up and development of the modern. This article will examine the arrival of modernity and the prerequisites for the rise of public libraries, as well…

  20. 76 FR 13617 - Depository Library Council to the Public Printer Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-03-14

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE Depository Library Council to the Public Printer Meeting The Depository Library Council to the Public Printer... Depository Library Program. All sessions are open to the public. The sleeping rooms available at the...

  1. Public Libraries without Autonomous Boards: What the Evidence Shows (a Matter of Filter and Noise).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mittermeyer, Diane

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the impact of the lack of autonomous boards of trustees on Quebec's public libraries and the political factors that influence decision making about the libraries. Organizational structure, public support, and financial support are covered. The author concludes that municipal governments do not give public libraries enough status.…

  2. IFLA General Conference, 1990. IFLA Presession Seminar on Public Library Policy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Five of the six papers in this collection focus on public library services, collection development problems, and involvement in literacy campaigns in developing countries; the sixth paper is concerned with public library services in Norway. (1) In "Big Cities, Its Inhabitants and Public Libraries Systems," May Brooking Negrao examines Sao Paulo's…

  3. I Can Do That: Lorena Mata--San Jose Public Library, CA

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This article details the work of Lorena Mata of the San Jose Public Library. Fresh out of library school, Lorena Mata has already made a mark on her community. At the San Jose Public Library (SJPL) she conducts public Internet classes in Spanish and English and gives quarterly English and Spanish-language presentations at neighborhood academies.…

  4. Issues for bringing digital libraries into public use

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Flater, David W.; Yesha, Yelena

    1993-01-01

    In much the same way that the field of artificial intelligence produced a cult which fervently believed that computers would soon think like human beings, the existence of electronic books has resurrected the paperless society as a utopian vision to some, an apocalyptic horror to others. In this essay we have attempted to provide realistic notions of what digital libraries are likely to become if they are a popular success. E-books are capable of subsuming most of the media we use today and have the potential for added functionality by being interactive. The environmental impact of having millions more computers will be offset to some degree, perhaps even exceeded, by the fact that televisions, stereos, VCR's, CD players, newspapers, magazines, and books will become part of the computer system or be made redundant. On the whole, large-scale use of digital libraries is likely to be a winning proposition. Whether or not this comes to pass depends on the directions taken by today's researchers and software developers. By involving the public, the effort being put into digital libraries can be leveraged into something which is big enough to make a real change for the better. If digital libraries remain the exclusive property of government, universities, and large research firms, then large parts of the world will remain without digital libraries for years to come, just as they have remained without digital phone service for far too long. If software companies try to scuttle the project by patenting crucial algorithms and using proprietary data formats, all of us will suffer. Let us reverse the errors of the past and create a truly open digital library system.

  5. Determining the Publication Impact of a Digital Library

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kaplan, Nancy R.; Nelson, Michael L.

    2000-01-01

    We attempt to assess the publication impact of a digital library (DL) of aerospace scientific and technical information (STI). The Langley Technical Report Server (LTRS) is a digital library of over 1,400 electronic publications authored by NASA Langley Research Center personnel or contractors and has been available in its current World Wide Web (WWW) form since 1994. In this study, we examine calendar year 1997 usage statistics of LTRS and the Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI), a facility that archives and distributes hard copies of NASA and aerospace information. We also perform a citation analysis on some of the top publications distributed by LTRS. We find that although LTRS distributes over 71,000 copies of publications (compared with an estimated 24,000 copies from CASI), citation analysis indicates that LTRS has almost no measurable publication impact. We discuss the caveats of our investigation, speculate on possible different models of usage facilitated by DLs , and suggest retrieval analysis as a complementary metric to citation analysis. While our investigation failed to establish a relationship between LTRS and increased citations and raises at least as many questions as it answers, we hope it will serve as a invitation to, and guide for, further research in the use of DLs.

  6. Developing a publicity plan for library research: the Rochester Study.

    PubMed

    Smith, B T

    1992-01-01

    The hospital librarians in Rochester, New York and a research team developed and administered a questionnaire to measure the impact of information provided by the librarian on physicians' clinical decision making. While the research was underway, the librarians also developed a publicity plan. The goal of the plan was to create awareness of the study results in the local client population, as well as in the health care community at large. The plan served to describe and put in priority order the types of media that the librarians would use to publicize the study to target groups. This article includes examples of a nationwide and an institution-specific publicity plan. those developing publicity plans for future library research may want to allocate adequate funds to hire a media consultant to increase their prospects for national exposure. PMID:10124016

  7. Why Principal Investigators Funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health Publish in the Public Library of Science Journals

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pontika, Nancy

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: The National Institutes of Health public access policy requires the principal investigators of any Institutes-funded research to submit their manuscript to PubMed Central, and the open access publisher Public Library of Science submits all articles to PubMed Central, irrespective of funder. Whether the investigators, who made the…

  8. "We Don't Do Public Libraries Like We Used to": Attitudes to Public Library Buildings in the UK at the Start of the 21st Century

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Black, Alistair

    2011-01-01

    Although the quality, performance and future of public library services in the UK is a matter of debate, there is little doubt that in recent years, despite claims relating to the emergence of a cyber-society, interest in library buildings and the library as "place" has been intense, almost matching that seen during the Carnegie era of mass public…

  9. "Before the Public": Some Early Libraries of Antigua.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Frohnsdorf, Gregory

    2003-01-01

    Discusses early libraries of Antigua. Highlights include Thomas Bray's libraries in the 1690s; meeting literary needs in the 1700s; private libraries of the time; rise of library organizations in the mid-1800s, including the Antigua Library Society and the Presbyterian Church Library; racial issues; difficult economic times; and transformation of…

  10. From Rationale to Results: Implementing Performance Indicators in a Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alston, Ruth

    This paper describes the theoretical design and practical implementation of a set of performance indicators in a public library system in London (England). Bromley Libraries has 15 branch libraries and serves 300,000 people. The need for improved management control by assessing performance and monitoring progress, library restructuring, and…

  11. Alabama's Public Library as Seen by Patrons, Administrators and Trustees. Executive Summary.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kaske, Neal; And Others

    Conducted to obtain information for use in developing a revised five-year plan of library service for the state of Alabama, this study was designed to determine the priorities of the state's public libraries as perceived by librarians, chairpersons of library boards of trustees, and library users. Two survey instruments were designed and…

  12. The Physical Accessibility of Public Libraries to Users: A GIS Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Park, Sung Jae

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to gain a finer-grained picture and better understanding of the travel patterns of library users, and the activities, demographics, and other factors that affect library access. Previous studies of physical accessibility of public libraries, which have focused on library users' single-destination trips and their travel…

  13. 36 CFR 1280.92 - When are the Presidential library museums open to the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... are also posted at http://www.archives.gov. (b) See 36 CFR 1253.3 for the operating hours of the... library museums open to the public? 1280.92 Section 1280.92 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL... Use of Facilities in Presidential Libraries? § 1280.92 When are the Presidential library museums...

  14. Policy Issues & Strategies Affecting Public Libraries in the National Networked Environment: Moving beyond Connectivity.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bertot, John Carlo; McClure, Charles R.

    This report discusses selected issues regarding public library Internet connectivity, costs, and use. It discusses the implications of the "1997 Public Libraries and the Internet" study and presents policy recommendations related to the study's findings. This report suggests the importance of federal policy and library management in considering…

  15. Facebook and the Diffusion of Innovation in New Zealand Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Neo, Emily; Calvert, Philip J

    2012-01-01

    The decision by public libraries in New Zealand to implement Facebook has been uneven. Using Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations theory, a survey of nine public libraries investigated the process of its adoption or non-adoption. The motivating factors for the adoption of Facebook were identified. The surveyed libraries all met the four prior…

  16. 36 CFR 1280.92 - When are the Presidential library museums open to the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... are also posted at http://www.archives.gov. (b) See 36 CFR 1253.3 for the operating hours of the... library museums open to the public? 1280.92 Section 1280.92 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL... Use of Facilities in Presidential Libraries? § 1280.92 When are the Presidential library museums...

  17. 36 CFR 1280.92 - When are the Presidential library museums open to the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... are also posted at http://www.archives.gov. (b) See 36 CFR 1253.3 for the operating hours of the... library museums open to the public? 1280.92 Section 1280.92 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL... Use of Facilities in Presidential Libraries? § 1280.92 When are the Presidential library museums...

  18. 36 CFR 1280.92 - When are the Presidential library museums open to the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... are also posted at http://www.archives.gov. (b) See 36 CFR 1253.3 for the operating hours of the... library museums open to the public? 1280.92 Section 1280.92 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL... Use of Facilities in Presidential Libraries? § 1280.92 When are the Presidential library museums...

  19. The Division of Libraries Serving the General Public--A Survey.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glashoff, Ilona

    This paper provides an overview of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Division III, a forum for the IFLA sections and round tables comprising libraries serving the general public, as well as special library services directed to specific groups of the general public, such as children, linguistic minorities,…

  20. 77 FR 58381 - Depository Library Council to the Public Printer; Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-20

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE Depository Library Council to the Public Printer; Meeting The Depository Library Council to the Public... of this meeting is to discuss the Federal Depository Library Program. All sessions are open to...

  1. 36 CFR 1280.92 - When are the Presidential library museums open to the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... individual facility you wish to visit for the hours of operation. See 36 CFR 1253.3 for Presidential Library... 25. (b) See 36 CFR 1253.3 for the operating hours of the research rooms of the Presidential Libraries. ... library museums open to the public? 1280.92 Section 1280.92 Parks, Forests, and Public Property...

  2. A Hyperlink Analysis of U.S. Public and Academic Libraries' Web Sites

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tang, Rong; Thelwall, Mike

    2008-01-01

    This article reports on patterns of links from and to the Web sites of 100 U.S. academic and public libraries with regard to the originating and targeted URL domain categories. Libraries, grouped into small and large by their collection size, were found to have numbers of inlinks proportional to their size, but public libraries, and particularly…

  3. A History of the Tuscarawas County Public Library 1937-1960.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tristano, Debra A.

    Historical studies of public libraries are important because they provide insight into the development of these institutions and serve as an aid to future researchers. This paper examines the development of the Tuscarawas County Public Library (TCPL), in Ohio, for the years 1937-60, in order to discover how the library's building, budget,…

  4. Public Libraries as Places for Empowering Women through Autonomous Learning Activities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yoshida, Yuko

    2013-01-01

    Introduction. The purpose of this research is to investigate the significance of public libraries as educational institutions. The meaning of lifelong learning in public libraries from the perspective of women's autonomous activities is re-examined. Method. The literature of the grassroots library movement and that of the empowerment of women…

  5. Combined School and Public Libraries: Guidelines for Decision Making. Second Edition. Bulletin No. 98234.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Div. of Library Services.

    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Division for Libraries and Community Learning frequently receives requests for information on the legality and desirability of combining school and public libraries. The purpose of this publication is to help communities and school districts determine whether a combined school and public library…

  6. The Public Value of a National Library: Results of a Contingent Valuation Survey

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kwak, So-Yoon; Yoo, Seung-Hoon

    2012-01-01

    As a public library, a public good, provides many external benefits for the community it belongs to, its public value needs to be carefully assessed. More specifically, the Korean Government demands information on the public value that ensues from the establishment of the Gwangju branch of the National Library. This paper therefore attempts to…

  7. Collaborating with Public Libraries: Successes, Challenges, and Thoughts for the Future

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Smith, D. A.; Eisenhamer, B.; Sharma, M.; Brandehoff, S.; Dominiak, J.; Shipp, S.; LaConte, K.

    2012-08-01

    Public libraries serve learners of all ages and backgrounds, provide free and convenient access to resources, and have strong ties to local schools and community-based organizations. Libraries recognize the importance of science literacy to our culture and strive increasingly to include science in their programming portfolio. What are our shared goals in communicating science to the public? What resources, events, or programs are available through your local public library? How can we work with public libraries to connect people to science? This interactive Special Interest Group discussion facilitated by representatives from the American Library Association's (ALA) Public Programs Office, the Lunar and Planetary Institute's Explore! program, and the Space Telescope Science Institute's Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery library exhibit explored successes, lessons learned, and future opportunities for incorporating science programming into public library settings.

  8. Astronomical Libraries Make the Future Happen: Support to Public Communication of Science as Part of the Library Mission

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Brunetti, F.; Gasperini, A.

    2010-10-01

    Despite the advent of the electronic age and the wide dissemination of information of all kinds via the Internet, the specialized library can and will become an active pole in the knowledge-based society. By exploiting their scientific authority and consequent validation of information accuracy, libraries can build a bridge between science and the public. The "Declaration Concerning the Evolving Role of Libraries in Research Centres" (2007) describes a moment of great impetus in the professional activity of librarians but is also a cry of alarm for the unique situation of the libraries in research centres. This presentation will consider the theoretical context of this point of view and focus on libraries in main European research centres. Particular attention will be paid to their relationship with the dissemination of scientific information to the general public and their role in public outreach.

  9. Public Opinion about the Roles of the Public Library in the Community: The Results of a Recent Gallup Poll.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    D'Elia, George; Rodger, Eleanor Jo

    1994-01-01

    Discusses results of a national telephone survey that was conducted to assess public opinion about the importance of various roles of public libraries. Topics addressed include financial support and community spending for public libraries; differences of opinions between ethnic groups and by demographic groups; and possible uses of the data.…

  10. For Distinguished Public Service: Medical Library Association Honors FNLM and NIH MedlinePlus Magazine | NIH ...

    MedlinePlus

    ... turn Javascript on. For Distinguished Public Service: Medical Library Association Honors FNLM and NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Past ... hearing from you. The Friends of the National Library of Medicine has a warm and mutually appreciative ...

  11. The Alabama Public Library Service Library Services and Technology Act Five-Year Plan, October 1, 2002-September 30, 2007.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Alabama Public Library Service, Montgomery.

    This document presents the LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) 2002-2007 plan of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS). The first section presents the Mission Statement of APLS and lists ways that APLS will meet its mission using federal funds provided by LSTA. The second section: lists the high-priority needs of Alabamians who lack…

  12. A Guided Tour of the Internet Public Library: Cyberspace's Unofficial Library Offers Outstanding Collections of Internet Resources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pack, Thomas

    1996-01-01

    Describes the Internet Public Library, developed at the University of Michigan's School of Information and Library Studies. Site highlights include the reference center; the reading room, which includes materials in full text; youth and teen services; professional information for librarians; links to Web search engines; a Multiuser Object Oriented…

  13. Are Self-Perception Measures Used in School Library Research Transferable to the Context of Public Library Summer Reading Programs?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arnone, Marilyn P.; Small, Ruth V.; Weng, Shicheng

    2016-01-01

    Several instruments previously validated for use in school library research were tested for their appropriateness in the context of public libraries' summer reading programs for youth. The researchers were also interested in whether the connection between perceived competence in one's own information skills and perceived competence in one's own…

  14. Library Programming with LEGO MINDSTORMS, Scratch, and PicoCricket: Analysis of Best Practices for Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Romero, Juan Suarez

    2010-01-01

    Public libraries are redefining their roles in order to stay relevant to the needs of the communities they serve. Today, libraries are places where reading meets hands-on learning and where quietness coexists with voices and music. The latest advances in technology for children and teens, specifically, robotics sets and media-rich software, are…

  15. Television and the Public Library: A Study of the State of the Art as Revealed by Library Literature.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stevenson, Mona L. D.

    The results of a survey of the history of library uses of television from its earliest beginnings through the present expansion are presented in tabular and narrative form. The Detroit, Michigan, and Mobile, Alabama, public libraries are used to exemplify the contrast between early television usage in the 50's and 60's and the usage of Cable TV…

  16. Planning for Service. The Five-Year Plan of the Chicago Public Library/Chicago Library System. 1977-1981.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reich, David L.; And Others

    This five-year plan of the Chicago Public Library revises the plan of 1976-1980. Several operational/procedural objectives have been dropped and incorporated in normal operations. New goals, objectives, and tasks are service-directed with special attention to expanding services to affiliated and other cooperating Chicago libraries. The specific…

  17. Knowledgeability of Copyright Law among Librarians and Library Paraprofessionals Employed in Adult Services at a Large Public Library System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lavelle, Bridget M.

    Since public libraries contain copyrighted works in the form of print, electronic or audiovisual sources, librarians and library paraprofessionals need to possess sufficient knowledge of United States copyright law to meet the information needs of patrons successfully and legally. A literature review revealed that minimal works address this topic.…

  18. A Comparative Study of the Career Development Patterns of Male and Female Library Administrators in Large Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Greiner, Joy M.

    1985-01-01

    This nationwide study, conducted to investigate extent to which sex of individual is controlling factor relating to salaries, career progression, and library support, compared the careers of male and female public library directors serving populations of 100,000 or more in continental United States. Questionnaire is appended. (21 references) (EJS)

  19. "Nobody Dodges Remington": The Free Library Movement and the Achievement of Public Library Legislation in New South Wales, 1935-39

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Maguire, Carmel

    2007-01-01

    Traces the role of Geoffrey Cochrane Remington, Sydney solicitor and businessman, in free public library development in Australia. Describes how the Munn Pitt Report on Australian libraries and Remington's acquaintance with John Wallace Metcalfe of the Public Library of New South Wales led to the birth of the Free Library Movement in 1935, and…

  20. Espresso and Ambiance: What Public Libraries Can Learn from Bookstores.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sannwald, William

    1998-01-01

    Looks at what makes bookstores so successful today. Examines why exterior and interior spaces are important to libraries; how spaces support the library's mission, goals, and objectives; what libraries can learn from the retail market regarding bookstore merchandising and design; and how this information can benefit libraries. (Author/AEF)

  1. Reformers and Reform: Towards Free Public Libraries in Victoria

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barker, Donald

    2007-01-01

    The "Victorian Free Library Service Board Act" of 1946 was the culmination of a long campaign to replace the mechanics' institute model of library provision with free libraries funded by state and local government. Given that library reform required legislation by the state government, this paper is mainly concerned with the political campaign…

  2. Adults with Special Needs. A Resource and Planning Guide for Wisconsin's Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huntington, Barbara; Swanson, Coral

    This publication is intended to assist Wisconsin's public libraries and public library systems in providing service to adults with special needs (ASN). Twelve chapters cover the following topics: (1) planning for success, including planning services and measuring progress; (2) a Wisconsin vision for the future, including creating the vision and…

  3. Social inclusion and the City of Swan public libraries in Western Australia.

    PubMed

    Lockyer-Benzie, Maureena

    2004-09-01

    The focus of this paper is on an understanding of social exclusion/inclusion: the concept and how a specific public library service, namely the City of Swan Public Library service, has responded to this social issue. The terms social inclusion/exclusion are explored and clarified from an international, Western Australian State Government, and public library perspective. This is followed by a brief overview of Western Australia as an Australian state, and how public libraries operate based on a partnership with the State Library of Western Australia and Local Government. The City of Swan Public Libraries are described in some depth and also portrayed in their local setting namely the City of Swan, a city of extensive growth that offers a unique environment of both rural and urban areas. The concept of social inclusion is then applied to the City of Swan Public Library service and how the library service addresses social inclusion within its physical environment, policies, operations, future planning, programmes and services. This includes the results of a Library Non-user Survey that was conducted in 2001. The aims of this survey were to: ascertain why non-users within the City of Swan do not make use of the library facilities; explore why past members were not using the library services; examine the effectiveness of library promotions; and investigate the access to and usage of the Internet. The paper concludes with a list of the potential social conditions of which public libraries need to be aware in their strategic planning activities so that community members are not excluded from participating and accessing the public library service. PMID:15317574

  4. Beyond Collaboration: Seeking Greater Scope and Centrality for Library Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Owusu-Ansah, Edward K.

    2007-01-01

    Despite progress made by academic libraries in advancing their instructional activities, their teaching role continues to be predominantly restricted to limited classroom engagements with students. Overwhelming professional support has been dedicated to practices that insist on disciplinary context and collaboration as the most viable mechanisms…

  5. Centralized Library and Learning Resources: A Remote Access Demonstration Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shamel, Cynthia L.

    2001-01-01

    Describes a program instituted by a consortium of San Diego County (California) community colleges that provided distance learners with access to library reference services. States that the program included telephone, e-mail, and real time chat service and used an off-site, contract librarian. Reports on variable results. (Contains 8 references.)…

  6. IFLA General Conference, 1985. Division on Libraries Serving the General Public. Round Table on Library Service to Ethnic and Linguistic Minorities. Papers. the General Public. Round Table on Library Service to Ethnic and Linguistic Minorities. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on library services to ethnic and linguistic minorities which were presented at the 1985 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "On Serving the Older Polyglot: The Role of the Public Libraries in the United States" (Sylva N. Manoogian, United States); (2) "Minority Language Selection and Acquisition…

  7. Vermont Public Library Almanac: A Compendium of Often-Answered Questions. 2nd Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kotch, Marianne

    This document contains brief answers to some of the most frequently raised issues related to running a small Vermont public library. Areas covered include accessibility, the American Library Association, automation, awards, binding, services for the blind and physically handicapped, the Board of Libraries, the Board of Trustees, book dealers, book…

  8. The State of the Vertical File in DuPage County, Illinois, Public High School Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Savich, Chanelle McMillan

    This paper describes a study designed to determine the status of the vertical file in public high school libraries in one Illinois county. The purpose of the study was to examine how vertical files were maintained, promoted, and used in the libraries. The data were collected via telephone and on-site interviews. All 22 library media centers in…

  9. Developing Sustainable Leadership Capability in the Victorian State and Public Library Sector

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McCarten, Melanie

    2011-01-01

    There have been substantial changes in the labour market over the past few years and survey results indicate 60% of staff will leave public library service over the next decade. While this creates opportunities for library staff, limited training budgets and a focus on compliance and specific library skills training have led to a gap in the formal…

  10. Personalized Information Environments: Do Public Libraries Want a Slice of the PIE?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Worcester, Lea

    2003-01-01

    Discussion of personalized information environments (PIEs) focuses on library personalized interfaces. Describes academic library PIEs and commercial sites, such as Amazon.com that use personalization; explores the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg's personalized interface; and discusses opportunities and challenges PIEs offer public…

  11. Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development: Lessons and Voices from the Field

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yohalem, Nicole; Pittman, Karen

    2003-01-01

    "Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development: Lessons and Voices from the Field," published by the Forum in partnership with the Urban Libraries Council, captures key challenges and lessons learned from an innovative, four-year initiative sponsored by the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds that awarded six million dollars to nine library systems.…

  12. Public Services in Research Libraries: A Self-Study. Final Report of the Study Team.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Association of Research Libraries, Washington, DC. Office of Management Studies.

    One in a series of reports on public service studies by academic libraries that are being administered by the Office of Management Studies (OMS) of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), this report on the self-study of the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Libraries includes a brief description of the overall project and an…

  13. The Public Library, Democracy and Rancière's Poetics of Politics

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Huzar, Timothy Jozef

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: This paper applies the thought of Jacques Rancière to the concept of democracy as it is traditionally understood in library studies literature. Methods: The paper reviews a cross-section of instances of the link between democracy and the public library in library studies literature. It offers a close textual analysis of Michael…

  14. Carnegie Comes to Union Springs. The Development of an Alabama Public Library. A Research Proposal.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wright, A. J.

    This proposal examines the formation of the Carnegie Library at Union Springs, Alabama, in the context of the rural society from which it grew. It is suggested that the availability of detailed research into the dynamics of this library's formation may help historians identify factors that support the advent of public libraries, regardless of…

  15. California Public Library Systems; A Comprehensive Review with Guidelines for the Next Decade.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Peat, Marwick, Mitchell and Co., Los Angeles, CA.

    An extensive study was conducted to determine whether California's Public Library Services Act had succeeded in its goal of improving and extending library service through the establishment and funding of library systems. The comprehensive study involved field interviews at all 20 systems; a review of system documents; a survey of reference…

  16. Wake Up the Nation: Public Libraries, Policy Making, and Political Discourse

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jaeger, Paul T.; Bertot, John Carlo; Gorham, Ursula

    2013-01-01

    Public libraries are heavily affected by political and policy-making processes that shape the funding, activities, and roles of libraries in society, with the explosion of information policy decisions in the past two decades significantly increasing the responsibilities of libraries while also increasing limitations on their activities. Research…

  17. Promises, Pitfalls, and Proposals: Automating Small Public Library Cataloging in a Consortium.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rioux, Margaret A.

    1991-01-01

    Discussion of issues that should be addressed when catalogers in small public libraries begin to automate as part of a consortium uses library cooperatives from Massachusetts (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing, CLAMS) and Florida as examples. Topics discussed include characteristics of the catalogers; cataloging standards; decision…

  18. Publications of the Census Bureau. Academic Library Guide. Government Documents Series Number 3.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Amen, Kathleen L.

    This document is the third of four in a series of guides to the government documents collection in the academic library at St. Mary's University (San Antonio, Texas); the library has been a selective depository for U.S. Government publicatins since 1964. This guide provides a description of the Census Bureau publications available in the library's…

  19. A Study of Public Library Services in Kansas.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goldstein, Harold

    The following matters are encompassed in this study: (1) the state library--its internal activities, its relationships to the library structure of the state, and a projection of its future role and services in relation to its responsibilities statewide; (2) regional systems of cooperating libraries--a review and evaluation of current programs with…

  20. Library Orientation Methods, Mental Maps, and Public Services Planning.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ridgeway, Trish

    Two library orientation methods, a self-guided cassette walking tour and a slide-tape program, were administered to 202 freshmen students to determine if moving through the library increased students' ability to develop a mental map of the library. An effort was made to ensure that the two orientation programs were equivalent. Results from the 148…

  1. Expanding Services to Young Disadvantaged Adults. Public Library Training Institutes Library Service Guide No. 31.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harris, Barbara

    After descriptions of some problems encountered by disadvantaged youths and some general services libraries can provide, specific guidelines for library services to young disadvantaged adults are given. These include services both inside and outside the library: the selection of staff to work with the young adults, cooperation between the library…

  2. For Distinguished Public Service: Medical Library Association Honors FNLM and NIH MedlinePlus Magazine | NIH ...

    MedlinePlus

    ... page please turn Javascript on. For Distinguished Public Service: Medical Library Association Honors FNLM and NIH MedlinePlus ... Dr. Donald West King with the Distinguished Public Service Award at the MLA’s recent national conference. Let ...

  3. Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2005. First Look. NCES 2008-301

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chute, Adrienne; Kroe, P. Elaine

    2007-01-01

    This report includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an introduction, selected findings, and tables. The report is based on data from the Public Libraries Survey for fiscal year 2005, and includes information on service measures such as number of users of electronic resources,…

  4. 78 FR 56706 - Depository Library Council to the Public Printer; Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-13

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ] GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE Depository Library Council to the Public Printer; Meeting The Depository Library Council to the Public Printer (DLC) will meet on Monday, October 21, 2013 through Wednesday, October 23, 2013, in Washington, District of Columbia. The sessions...

  5. A Handbook for Trustees of Nevada Public Libraries, 1998 (Abridged Edition).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mills, Peggy, Comp.; Buckley, Bonnie J., Ed.; Kerschner, Joan G., Ed.

    This handbook is designed to be used as a quick reference and to provide Nevada public library trustees with basic information for helping Nevada public libraries increase their services to meet the informational, educational, and recreational needs of the people of Nevada. The handbook consists of the following chapters: Take Time to Learn the…

  6. Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries in 12 European Union Countries: Policy and Considerations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stanziola, Javier

    2010-01-01

    Public libraries have traditionally provided key inputs to support lifelong learning. More recently, significant social and technological changes have challenged this sector to redefine their role in this field. For most public libraries in Europe this has meant continuing their role as providers of information and advice while increasing services…

  7. Economic Benefits and Impacts from Public Libraries in the State of Florida. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McClure, Charles R.; Fraser, Bruce T.; Nelson, Timothy W.; Robbins, Jane B.

    The purpose of this study was to identify and describe the economic impacts and benefits of Florida public libraries. The study objectives were to: describe the role of public libraries in economic development; identify and describe the range of specific activities and programs engaged in to support economic development; identify factors that…

  8. An Investigation of Public Library Participation in Bibliographic Networks: Perceptions, Reactions, and Recommendations.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Turock, Betty J.; Turock, David L.

    1987-01-01

    A Public Library Association (PLA) survey compiled information on public libraries in bibliographic networks. Aspects identified and measured were perceptions of participation, reasons for non-participation, reactions to services, and suggestions for increasing participation. Recommendations are made for actions by PLA and the networks to ensure…

  9. Democratizing Human Genome Project Information: A Model Program for Education, Information and Debate in Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pollack, Miriam

    The "Mapping the Human Genome" project demonstrated that librarians can help whomever they serve in accessing information resources in the areas of biological and health information, whether it is the scientists who are developing the information or a member of the public who is using the information. Public libraries can guide library users…

  10. Lifelong Learning in Public Libraries in 12 European Union Countries: Issues in Monitoring and Evaluation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stanziola, Javier

    2011-01-01

    Public libraries in Europe have supported lifelong learning for the past 500 years. Since the Lisbon Strategy emphasized the role of lifelong learning in economic policy, public libraries have been repositioning their services to respond to this new context. In some cases, these roles are undertaken with limited legislative or strategic changes…

  11. Creating Stability and Equity in Michigan Public Libraries: Ending the Crisis.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McClure, Charles R.; Bordonaro, Gaelynn Wolf; Smith, Bruce

    There is significant inequality in funding public libraries in Michigan, and there is every likelihood that there will be increased instability in that funding if action is not taken immediately. The objectives of this study included the following: provide an analysis of how public libraries in Michigan are currently funded; identify current…

  12. Medical collections in public libraries of the United States: a brief historical study.

    PubMed Central

    Wannarka, M

    1968-01-01

    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was not unusual for a public library in the United States to include a collection of medical books among its resources. The origin and development of these collections, the growth of the movement, and the factors which contributed to the eventual withdrawal of these collections from the public library are recounted here. PMID:4951139

  13. Public Libraries in the U.S.: 1990. E.D. TABS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chute, Adrienne

    State and national FY90 data are aggregated from individual public libraries in the United States. These data were collected under the third annual census of the Federal-State Cooperative System (FSCS) in July of 1991. Respondents for this voluntary census were 8,978 public libraries identified in the 50 states and the District of Columbia by…

  14. Public Libraries in the United States: 1991. E.D. TABS.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chute, Adrienne

    State and national FY91 data are aggregated from individual public libraries in the United States. These data were collected under the fourth annual census of the Federal-State Cooperative System (FSCS) in July of 1992. Respondents for this voluntary census were 9,050 public libraries identified in the 50 states and the District of Columbia by…

  15. The Effect of Prime Display Location on Public Library Circulation of Selected Adult Titles.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goldhor, Herbert

    A study of the effects on public library circulation of putting a group of selected adult titles in a prime physical location is reported. It is hypothesized that public library circulation of these titles will be significantly greater when they are collected and placed in a prime location than when they are scattered on the shelves of even an…

  16. The Reference Interview: Is It Essential in the Provision of Public Library Reference Service?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lathwell, Marie

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the reference interview is essential in the provision of public library reference service. A survey questionnaire was mailed to 125 small and medium sized public libraries throughout Ohio. The survey was administered in the spring of 1994 with a response rate of 56%. Respondents were asked…

  17. Free Online Searching in a Public Library System: An Unscientific Study.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Donati, Georgia Fox; Kreisel, Martha Moss

    1983-01-01

    Discusses the implementation of free online search services at the Mount Vernon Public Library for all registered borrowers of the county library system. Policy decisions and planning, operating procedures, publicity, and usage evaluation are noted. Retrieval procedures, search request forms, and sample searches are appended. (EJS)

  18. The Knowledge Institutions in the Information Age. The Special Case of the Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Molz, R. Kathleen

    This essay explores the somewhat uneven course of the public library as a knowledge institution in America and its relevance during the current information age, particularly in the United States, where there is a basic connection between access to knowledge and the political system. The public library situation is considered in terms of the…

  19. Information Literacy, Learning, and the Public Library: A Study of Danish High School Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nielsen, Bo Gerner; Borlund, Pia

    2011-01-01

    The paper reports on a study of 12 Danish high school students' perceptions of public libraries' role in learning, user education, information literacy, and librarians' information competencies. The study is undertaken by use of literature review and interviews with a purposive select sample of public library users in Denmark. The study…

  20. 75 FR 61760 - Depository Library Council to the Public Printer; Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-06

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE Depository Library Council to the Public Printer; Meeting The Depository Library Council to the Public... Navy Drive, Arlington, VA. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Federal Depository...

  1. Acceptance and Adoption of Open Access Publication (OAP) in University Libraries in South East Nigeria

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sambe, Manasseh Tyungu; Raphael, Gabriel Okplogidi

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the kinds of open access scholarly publication or information resources accepted and adopted by federal university libraries in South East Nigeria. The purpose was to determine the factors that affect open access scholarly publication or information resources acceptance and adoption in university libraries. The study adopted…

  2. Gay Men's Book Clubs versus Wisconsin's Public Libraries: Political Perceptions in the Absence of Dialogue

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pruitt, John

    2010-01-01

    Because of an absence of dialogue, a tense relationship appears to exist between Wisconsin's gay men's book discussion groups and their local public libraries. Public library directors express interest in accommodating these groups if approached but face budget restrictions and local communities that may oppose these gatherings; gay men's book…

  3. The Impact of the Recession on Public Library Use in Colorado: A Closer Look

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lance, Keith Curry; Hofschire, Linda; Daisey, Jamie

    2011-01-01

    This report shares the statistical trends for public library use in Colorado before and since the onset of the latest recession. It also includes the voices of librarians from around the state, offering their observations and stories of how public libraries are helping in these difficult times. To determine the impact of the Great Recession on use…

  4. The School Media Centre and the Public Library: Combination or Co-Operation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haycock, Ken

    In considering possible combinations of public and school library services, thought must be given to the varying roles of the two kinds of libraries, the location of facilities, the collection and circulation of materials, hours of services, qualifications of staff, system services, and community involvement. Some school-housed public libraries…

  5. The Effect of Economic Inflation on Local Public Library Support in Kentucky, 1967-1976.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Robert C.

    This study was developed on the hypothesis that economic inflation reduced the purchasing power of local support for public libraries from 1967 through fiscal 1976. The total local support for public libraries in each county in each year of the study was adjusted from the reported nominal amount to the relative Consumer Price Index value of 1967…

  6. Origins of the Los Angeles Public Library Branch System, 1891-1923

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gust, Ran

    2008-01-01

    Recovery of significant achievements by exemplary individuals and institutions in public education and librarianship informs our present understanding and motivates future efforts. This narrative history recounts some of the struggles and successes of a great city library when the very conception of a free, public library was still being defined.…

  7. 36 CFR 1280.94 - When do Presidential libraries allow other groups to use their public areas for events?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... be consistent with the public perception of the library as a research and cultural institution. (c) To request the use of a library area, you must apply in writing to the library director (see 36...

  8. 36 CFR 1280.94 - When do Presidential libraries allow other groups to use their public areas for events?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... be consistent with the public perception of the library as a research and cultural institution. (c) To request the use of a library area, you must apply in writing to the library director (see 36...

  9. 36 CFR 1280.94 - When do Presidential libraries allow other groups to use their public areas for events?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... consistent with the public perception of the library as a research and cultural institution. (c) To request the use of a library area, you must apply in writing to the library director (see 36 CFR 1253.3...

  10. 36 CFR 1280.94 - When do Presidential libraries allow other groups to use their public areas for events?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... be consistent with the public perception of the library as a research and cultural institution. (c) To request the use of a library area, you must apply in writing to the library director (see 36...

  11. 36 CFR 1280.94 - When do Presidential libraries allow other groups to use their public areas for events?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... be consistent with the public perception of the library as a research and cultural institution. (c) To request the use of a library area, you must apply in writing to the library director (see 36...

  12. Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hall, Christine Betz; Sherif, Sue; Hurbi, Crystal

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library (Alaska) conducted a project that involved recruitment, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer assisted services, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. The project served a community of 50,000-100,000, and targeted inmates…

  13. Plug in to the Utah Library Network, Reach Out to the World. Utah Library Network and Internet Training Handbook [for DOS]. Information Forum Publication #7.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reinwand, Louis; And Others

    This manual is designed to assist public libraries in Utah in their use of the Internet. Many of the examples used were created specifically to explain the use of products that the Utah Library Network provides for public libraries in Utah. The introduction provides background history and general information about the Internet and general…

  14. For the Good of All: A Case Study of Collaboration between a University Library and a Public Library System

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Liebst, Anne; Feinmark, David

    2013-01-01

    In June 2003, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) embarked on a partnership to combine their collections documenting Arkansas history and politics. There is much to be gained by examining relationships where the partners bring special strengths to the table. This paper outlines the…

  15. The School Librarian's Workout Book. A Guide to Cooperating with Public Libraries; The Public Librarian's Workout Book. A Guide to Cooperating with School Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Virginia State Library, Richmond.

    This booklet, with a physical workout "get-in-shape" theme, is intended to stimulate cooperation between public and school libraries in providing services to elementary and secondary level students. The potential benefits of cooperation are cited, including sharing ideas and materials; reaching a wider audience by sharing publicity for activities;…

  16. New Trends in Public Library Service to Children.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jensen, Ken

    In this discussion spiced with reminiscences, a former children's librarian sees library services for children as part of the continuum of all library services. However, social and economic changes--such as cutbacks in funds, inflation, concerns over book selection, intellectual freedom, and the patron's right to read--have led to a situation in…

  17. Spokane Community College Library Public Services Handbook. (Reference Service).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Waesche, Betty

    Designed to meet the information needs of students and to support curricula, planning, programs, and faculty and administrator research, the reference desk services described include: (1) assistance and instruction in locating and using library materials, (2) assessing interlibrary loan service for patrons and supplying other libraries with…

  18. Porn Alley: Now at Your Local Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schuyler, Michael

    1999-01-01

    Suggests that a definitive court ruling is needed to better define rights and responsibilities related to the First Amendment and libraries' Internet use policies so that libraries can provide a comfortable environment for users while maintaining the law. Discusses filters; court cases; claims of the anti-porn cult; research studies on how much of…

  19. Public Access Online Library System (OLS) User's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Information Management and Services Div.

    How to access and search using the Online Library System (OLS) is described. The OLS is a computerized list of bibliographic citations compiled by the library network of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It consists of several related databases and can be used by anyone to search for books, documents, journals, and other materials. In…

  20. Public Libraries in Metropolitan Miami: Aqui Se Habla Espanol?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Foster, Barbara

    1989-01-01

    Describes library services of the Miami-Dade library system for the Hispanic community. The system provides a variety of bibliographic and community outreach services for Hispanic American users, who constitute about 40 percent of the population. Services to this community may be threatened by English Only legislation pending in South Florida. (AF)

  1. Pathway to Rehabilitation--Prisoners' Use of a Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vaccarino, Franco; Comrie, Margie

    2010-01-01

    There has been a long, though often little explored, relationship between prisons and libraries. In the 19th century, in-prison libraries were introduced for evangelical purpose. Now they are seen as a key element in raising literacy levels and supporting prisoner education programmes which are ultimately aimed at rehabilitation and reintegration.…

  2. A Disaster Preparedness Plan for Small Public Libraries, 2002.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haines, Jan, Comp.

    The State Library of Ohio designed this disaster preparedness plan to assist small libraries in gathering information that will be invaluable in the event of an emergency. This plan, which focuses on fire and water disaster prevention, is devoted to using simple and inexpensive measures to prevent a disaster or to lessen its effect. The plan…

  3. A Statistical Analysis of Library School Deans' Publications.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kilpela, Raymond

    The purpose of this study was to ascertain the extent to which deans holding office in 1983 in American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate library education programs fulfilled the expectations of academia and the ALA "Standards'" requirement with respect to sustained productive scholarship and evidence of aptitude for research through…

  4. The Use of Public Libraries by Native Americans

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Burke, Susan K.

    2007-01-01

    Library services to Native Americans have expanded greatly in the past several decades, but more work still needs to be done to provide for the information needs of Native Americans. Data from the U.S. Current Population Survey were used to compare library use rates of Native American households to rates of Anglo households. Results show that…

  5. Impulse fur Bibliotheken (Impulses for Libraries). Publications of Essen University Library 19.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Helal, Ahmed H., Ed.

    This collection of 12 papers commemorates the retirement of Bernhard Adams. Adams had a 30-year career at the Bochum University Library (Germany) and advocated innovation and automation in libraries. The papers are: (1) "Gemeinsame Wegstrecken: Bernhard Adams zur Ehre" ("Common Milestones: In Honor of Bernhard Adams") (Harro Heim); (2) "Die…

  6. Library Public Relations: Recent Articles on Marketing and Branding in University Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Matuozzi, Robert N.

    2009-01-01

    Though the core mission of a university library--to provide essential support for teaching and research remains unchanged--the library cannot escape budgetary constraints. It has to compete for resources with other departments and programs in the university. Times are hard, with some states currently reporting unprecedented budget deficits with…

  7. Library Services to Hospital Patients and Handicapped Readers Section. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on library services to hospital personnel, hospital patients, and housebound or handicapped persons, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "Education and Training for Health Care Librarianship," in which Antonia J. Bunch (United Kingdom) discusses the scope of and…

  8. Central New York Library Resources Council CLRC Regional Digitization Plan. Final Report for the Preparing Central New York History for the Future LSTA Project.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sywetz, Betsy

    The primary goal for digitization projects sponsored by the Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC) is enhanced access for the people of the region to digital resources created from collections in Central New York's libraries, archives and museums. The CLRC Digitization Plan provides a framework for the support of digitization activities…

  9. IFLA General Conference, 1990. Division of Libraries Serving the General Public: Section on Public Libraries; Section of Children's Libraries, Children's Literature Documentation Centres, Round Table; Section of School Libraries; Section of Libraries for the Blind; INTAMEL, Round Table; Mobile Libraries, Round Table. Booklet 3.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    The 28 papers in this collection were presented at meetings of four sections and three round tables within the Division of Libraries Serving the General Public: (1) "Rural Community Information Services: Guidelines for Researching Need, Setting Up Services and Evaluating Performance" (Elaine Kempson); (2) "Library Activities at the Workplace"…

  10. The role of the academic medical center library in training public librarians*†

    PubMed Central

    Wessel, Charles B.; Wozar, Jody A.; Epstein, Barbara A.

    2003-01-01

    Purpose: This project enhanced access to and awareness of health information resources on the part of public libraries in western Pennsylvania. Setting/Participants/Resources: The Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh, conducted a needs assessment and offered a series of workshops to 298 public librarians. Brief Description: The National Library of Medicine–funded project “Access to Electronic Health Information” at the HSLS, University of Pittsburgh, provided Internet health information training to public libraries and librarians in sixteen counties in western Pennsylvania. Through this project, this academic medical center library identified the challenges for public librarians in providing health-related reference service, developed a training program to address those challenges, and evaluated the impact of this training on public librarians' ability to provide health information. Results/Outcome: The HSLS experience indicates academic medical center libraries can have a positive impact on their communities by providing health information instruction to public librarians. The success of this project—demonstrated by the number of participants, positive course evaluations, increased comfort level with health-related reference questions, and increased use of MEDLINEplus and other quality information resources—has been a catalyst for continuation of this programming, not only for public librarians but also for the public in general. Evaluation Method: A training needs assessment, course evaluation, and impact training survey were used in developing the curriculum and evaluating the impact of this training on public librarians' professional activities. PMID:12883558

  11. Lost in the Labyrinthine Library: A Multi-Method Case Study Investigating Public Library User Wayfinding Behavior

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mandel, Lauren Heather

    2012-01-01

    Wayfinding is the method by which humans orient and navigate in space, and particularly in built environments such as cities and complex buildings, including public libraries. In order to wayfind successfully in the built environment, humans need information provided by wayfinding systems and tools, for instance architectural cues, signs, and…

  12. Comparative Analysis of the Development of Multicultural Library Services in the Spanish Public Library Network (2007-2010)

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garcia Lopez, Fatima; Caridad Sebastian, Mercedes; Morales Garcia, Ana Maria

    2012-01-01

    Introduction: The percentage of foreign-born residents in Spain has multiplied almost fourfold over the last decade. Immigration has changed our society, both from a demographic and economic perspective, and from a cultural and political prospective. The Spanish public library network, a democratic institution that provides services, initially, of…

  13. U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies. A Closer Look

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lietzau, Zeth

    2009-01-01

    The use of interactive web technologies on public library web sites in the United States has been a topic of much discussion in recent years, and a shift in certain types of user services is underway. Terms like "Web 2.0" and even "Library 2.0" have become common in library literature and at conferences as those on the early edges of this shift…

  14. Staffing Data in the Public Library Statistics Program: Definitions, Internal Consistency, and Comparisons to Secondary Sources. Technical Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bureau of the Census (DOC), Washington, DC. Governments Div.

    This is the fourth in a series of reports evaluating the Public Library Statistics (PLS) program, an annual census of public libraries in the United States. The census includes, in addition to a full count of public libraries and their outlets, a variety of statistics about the services provided by and, the financial condition and the staffing…

  15. Infopowering the Commonwealth. Virginia's Public Libraries: Electronic Resource Libraries for 21st Century Information. A Strategic Technology Plan for Public Libraries to the Joint Commission on Science and Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Virginia State Library, Richmond.

    This strategic technology plan for Virginia's public libraries presents current findings, recommendations, and the steps required to achieve universal access to electronic information. Introductory material includes lists of members of the Library of Virginia Board and Technology Plan Committee, an executive summary, and vision statement. The…

  16. The Black Child, the World of Sports, and the Public Library: A Personal Observation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Williams, Benjamin R.

    This paper argues that the mass media causes black youths to indulge in the myth that success in school athletics is the key to fame and financial security, and that the public library offers blacks many resources which can be used to supplement their education. It is also held that libraries have historically been inhospitable to blacks and that…

  17. Lifelong Learning through Computer-Mediated Communication: Potential Roles for UK Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kendall, Margaret

    2000-01-01

    Computer-mediated communication (CMC) in public libraries can contribute to lifelong learning and social inclusion. Its use in libraries is hindered by concerns about privacy, limited resources, and beliefs that free Internet access is justifiable only for information, not communication. CMC in fiction/reader services, family history, community…

  18. Public Education and Community Development: The Shared Mission of Libraries and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bell, Carmine J.

    This paper illustrates how libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions are natural allies in developing and delivering public education and community service programs for lifelong learners of all ages. The paper opens by discussing how Robert S. Martin, Director of the National Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), has…

  19. The Public Library and the Internet: Who Has a Right to What?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grafstein, Ann Julie

    1999-01-01

    Discusses Internet access in public libraries, filters, censorship issues, First Amendment rights, and intellectual freedom. Suggests that the Internet is a resource, and that the level of library service is dependent on what it can afford to provide, consistent with its mandate to serve the community's information needs. (Author/LRW)

  20. An Examination of Essential Popular Music Compact Disc Holdings at the Cleveland Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Halliday, Blane

    In the 1970s and early 1980s, a few library researchers and scholars made a case for the importance of public libraries' acquisition of popular music, particularly rock music sound recordings. Their arguments were based on the anticipated historical and cultural importance of obtaining and maintaining a collection of these materials. Little new…

  1. Collection Development Policy: Federal Government Publications at Eastern Washington University Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Roselle, Ann; Chan, Karen

    This collection development policy serves as a guide for the selection and retention of depository government documents by the Government Publications Unit of the Kennedy Memorial Library of Eastern Washington University (EWU) in Cheney, Washington. The library selects approximately 65 percent of the depository items distributed by the U.S.…

  2. Impact of After-School Nutrition Workshops in a Public Library Setting

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Freedman, Marjorie R.; Nickell, Audrey

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To determine if after-school nutrition workshops conducted in public libraries were related to lasting changes in food choice. Methods: "Snack Smart" workshops, based on Social Cognitive Theory, were conducted in 8 branch libraries (49 ethnically diverse children, ages 9 to 14) to assess changes in consumption of targeted food items by…

  3. On the Road to Expansion: Canton Public/Stark County District Library 1929-1997.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Croston, Kendel R.

    This paper covers the history of the Canton Public/Stark County District Library (CPL), focusing on the years 1929-1997. The paper focuses on the broadening of the library's services, including the development of reference services, service to young adults, and a variety of outreach activities. A literature review discusses the history of the…

  4. Book Report: What Public Libraries Buy and How Much They Spend.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoffert, Barbara

    1998-01-01

    A Library Journal survey of 2000 public libraries investigated adult book expenditures and circulation. This article presents statistics on purchasing power and circulation, sources used for purchasing decisions, where books are purchased, top circulating genres, topics of increased patron and librarian interest, topics being weeded and replaced,…

  5. Small Business and the Public Library: Strategies for a Successful Partnership

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weiss, Luise; Serlis-McPhillips, Sophia; Malafi, Elizabeth

    2011-01-01

    Aligning with current difficult economic times, this book helps libraries assist users entering or already involved in the small business community. Authors Weiss, Serlis-McPhillips, and Malafi are public librarians who have incorporated small business services within their library. In their book they point the way to addressing the needs of job…

  6. Web-Based Online Public Access Catalogues of IIT Libraries in India: An Evaluative Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Madhusudhan, Margam; Aggarwal, Shalini

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to examine the various features and components of web-based online public access catalogues (OPACs) of IIT libraries in India with the help of a specially designed evaluation checklist. Design/methodology/approach: The various features of the web-based OPACs in six IIT libraries (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT…

  7. The Public Library and Literacy: A Community Based Approach. Occasional Paper Series 2, No. 3.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Szudy, Thomas; Pritchard, Linda L., Ed.

    This report presents the steps and actions that public libraries may take to begin to meet the needs for literacy training in their individual communities. Outlined are three major approaches that libraries can consider when addressing the literacy needs of their communities: (1) initiating a literacy program; (2) cooperating with an existing…

  8. The Trashing of the Public's Information and What Libraries Can Do about It.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crowley, Bill

    1992-01-01

    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.…

  9. Choreographing a Life: Kimberly Bolan--Taney Webster Public Library, NY

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    When Kim Taney is not tending 80 workstations on the Webster Public Library's local area network, supervising the pages, working the reference desk, and advising libraries on how to improve teen services, she teaches ballet and choreographs her dance studio's productions. Choreography is a useful skill for someone with such a multifaceted life. As…

  10. Awareness, Use, and Satisfaction with Public Libraries: A Summary of Connecticut Community Surveys.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Welch, Alicia J.; Donohue, Christine N.

    1994-01-01

    Twelve community telephone surveys administered to the residents of 34 Connecticut towns measured their knowledge, attitudes, and use related to public library services. Results suggested needed improvements in collection development, the importance of location, and residents' willingness to pay more per year for library services. (SLW)

  11. Getting the Word Out: Publicizing and Teaching a New Online Library System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gedeon, Randle

    When a new library system, WestCat, was installed in the Western Michigan University Libraries (August 1998), an initiative was undertaken to announce its arrival, establish its identity, and train the university community in its use. To promote this initiative, two committees were broadly charged with the responsibilities of publicity and…

  12. The Responsive Public Library: How to Develop and Market a Winning Collection. Second Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baker, Sharon L.; Wallace, Karen L.

    This book provides a broad, introductory overview of issues affecting the marketing of public library collections, with examples and research results from more than 200 libraries of all sizes. This new edition of the work updates and expands the original, referencing new studies (published since 1992), encompassing more of the literature from…

  13. Machine Assisted Reference Service in a Public Library: A One Month Test Period

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Raedeke, Amy

    1978-01-01

    The Minneapolis Public Library and Information Center collected data in November, 1977 on the use of the machine assisted reference service (MARS) with no charge to the library patron. Results are reported in tabular form from responses to questionnaires completed by both patrons and searchers for data bases used, time, online charges, and percent…

  14. Introducing Public Libraries to The Big Read: Final Report on the Audio Guide Distribution

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sloan, Kay; Randall, Michelle

    2009-01-01

    In July 2008, over 14,000 public libraries throughout the U.S. received, free of charge, a set of fourteen Audio Guides introducing them to The Big Read. Since 2007, when the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with Arts Midwest, debuted The Big Read, the program has awarded grants to…

  15. Advanced Telecommunications and Computer Technologies in Georgia Public Elementary School Library Media Centers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rogers, Jackie L.

    The purpose of this study was to determine what recent progress had been made in Georgia public elementary school library media centers regarding access to advanced telecommunications and computer technologies as a result of special funding. A questionnaire addressed the following areas: automation and networking of the school library media center…

  16. Financing Public Library Expansion; Case Studies of Three Defeated Bond Issue Referendums.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lindahl, Ruth G.; Berner, William S.

    This report on the sequence of events and administrative decisions leading up to voter action on public library bond issues presents a description of the process that each of three Illinois cities went through. In two of the three cities a new library has no t been built because the bond issue referendums were defeated by the voters. In the third…

  17. Cutting Edge Books: The Impact of Digital Books on Public Library Acquisitions

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Taylor, Lisa

    2008-01-01

    The book has made the transition to the digital age; that much is certain. However, the jury is still out on what form or forms the book of the future will take and how libraries will adapt. This article is a look at the impact of digital books on public library acquisitions, including available formats, purchasing considerations, functional…

  18. How to Communicate with a Machine: On Reading a Public Library's OPAC

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Saarti, Jarmo; Raivio, Jouko

    2011-01-01

    This article presents a reading of the user interface in one public library system. Its aim is to find out the frames and competences required and used in the communication between the computer and the patron. The authors see the computer as a text that is to be read by the user who wants to search for information from the library. The transition…

  19. How Does Your Public Library Compare? Service Performance of Peer Groups. Statistics in Brief.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bassman, Keri; Lacampagne, Carole; Humes, Barbara; Korb, Roslyn

    The Public Libraries Survey, with the cooperation of all 50 state library agencies, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories, provides statistics about income, operating expenditures, staffing, size of collection, circulation, interlibrary loans, hours of operation, electronic access, and other items. One popular use of these…

  20. Does State Aid Stimulate Public Library Expenditures? Evidence from Pennsylvania's Enhancement Aid Program

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stine, William F.

    2006-01-01

    Pennsylvania public libraries began receiving increased allotments of state aid in 2000. In the first two years of enhancement aid, total state aid received by Pennsylvania libraries more than doubled. This reversed the trend of little growth in the years preceding 2000. The enhancement aid program also redesigned certain categories of state aid…

  1. You Gotta Have a Gimmick: Aaron Coutu--Greenville Public Library, RI

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This brief article describes the impact Aaron Coutu has had on the teens at the Greenville Public Library in Rhode Island. Coutu has gotten on the good side of many of the teens in the library since he is willing to undergo various personal humiliations, like shaving his head if they read 150 books (they read 196) or dyeing his hair green if they…

  2. What's Right with This Picture?: Chicago's YOUmedia Reinvents the Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Springen, Karen

    2011-01-01

    This article features YOUmedia, an innovative learning space that's housed on the ground floor of the Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center. A student states that YOUmedia is a great example of what learning can look like in an out-of-school environment. The Windy City's one-of-a-kind program, which attracts young men and women…

  3. Opening Our Doors: Taking Public Library Service to Preschool and Day-Care Facilities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harris, Sally

    The Opening Our Doors Project of the Pioneer Library System of Norman, Oklahoma takes public library service to preschool and day care facilities by means of learning kits housed in tote bags. The sturdy, zippered tote bags are full of books, games, toys, learning folders, and so forth. There is a tote bag for each of 75 different topics. Topics…

  4. U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies, 2010. A Closer Look

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lietzau, Zeth; Helgren, Jamie

    2011-01-01

    It's well known that technology is changing at an increasingly rapid pace and that many public libraries throughout the United States are attempting to adopt new technologies to better reach their patrons. In trade journals, blogs, and at library conferences, professionals in the field have continually discussed the best methods for using web…

  5. In Search of Facilitating Citizens' Problem Solving: Public Libraries' Collaborative Development of Services with Related Organizations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ikeya, Nozomi; Tamura, Shunsaku; Miwa, Makiko; Koshizuka, Mika; Saito, Seiichi; Kasai, Yumiko

    2011-01-01

    Introduction: The paper attempts to understand value constellations in organising and using the business information service that was recently developed by various stakeholders with libraries who were in pursuit of supporting people's problem solving in Japanese public libraries. Method: In-depth interviews were conducted not only with users and…

  6. Online Catalog Instruction and User Satisfaction at a Medium-Sized Ohio Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fannin, Mary JoEllen

    This study suggests that it is important to study library users' reaction to and satisfaction with the instruction given to them for use of the online public access catalog (OPAC). The objective of this study was to discover the types of instruction that users at the Beavercreek Community Library (Ohio) feel are most useful in learning the OPAC.…

  7. Online Opportunist: Mary Ellen Icaza--Montgomery County Public Libraries, Rockville, MD

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    When Mary Ellen Icaza became Electronic Services Librarian at Montgomery County Public Libraries, she noticed that the readers' services information on the library web site was invisible, even to librarians. "And if staff can't find it," she says, "customers can't." She set out to help people find that material-and to turn a "static brochure" into…

  8. Stimulating Growth and Renewal of Public Libraries: The Natural Life Cycle as Framework. ERIC Digest.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Parry, Norm

    This digest explores the life cycle of public libraries, presenting a "life stages" model and highlighting characteristics of each stage. It provides specific advice on what can be done in each stage to energize the library with "stage-appropriate" action. The characteristics that mark the Birth/Infant stage include: driving enthusiasm and effort…

  9. What Do the Public Search for on the Catalogue of the State Library of Victoria?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Waller, Vivienne

    2009-01-01

    This study examines what the public search for in the catalogue of the State Library of Victoria (SLV). As well as indicating the type of content being accessed, this gives an indication of what catalogue users expect of the State Library collection. A content analysis was undertaken of a random, stratified sample of 4,000 search queries typed in…

  10. A Study of Audiobook Users at the Salem, Ohio Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yingling, John

    This paper reports on a study in which data on audiobook borrowers' backgrounds, borrowing practices, and desires were collected, in order to assist library staff in making informed collection development decisions and being responsive to patron needs. Participants were patrons of the Salem Public Library (Ohio). An anonymous questionnaire was…

  11. Using the CREW Method to Enhance Public and School Library Collections

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Boon, Belinda

    2009-01-01

    Now, more than ever, public and school libraries struggle to main- tain their relevance in the age of instant access, electronic databases, and Google. While print collections continue to grow, many collections are drowning in obsolete, unused, and unwanted materials. And while most libraries keep up with deselection in an intelligent manner, many…

  12. Service Quality: An Unobtrusive Investigation of Interlibrary Loan in Large Public Libraries in Canada.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hebert, Francoise

    1994-01-01

    Describes a study that investigated the quality of interlibrary loan services in Canadian public libraries from the library's and the user's perspectives and then compared results. Measures of interlibrary loan performance are reviewed; an alternative conceptualization of service quality is discussed; and SERVQUAL, a measure of service quality, is…

  13. Evaluating Library Services by Sampling Methods: A Project at the North York Public Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chester, Leonard A.; Magoss, George

    1977-01-01

    Five branch libraries measured the quantity of books, sound recordings, and periodicals in their catalogs in comparison with the number available for loan. A sampling method similar to those used for political pools and market research was employed. (JAB)

  14. Job Opportunities for Public Library Directors: An Analysis of Job Postings Appearing in "American Libraries" and "Library Journal," November 1995-November 1996.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knapik, Michelle

    This study examined: the position of the public library director as related to salary; benefits; geographic location of openings; academic education and degrees; professional, administrative and technological experience; professional contribution; and salaries compared to geographic location and education. The postings analyzed were from "American…

  15. What Is Your Library Worth? Extension Uses Public Value Workshops in Communities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Haskell, Jane E.; Morse, George W.

    2015-01-01

    Public libraries are seeing flat or reduced funding even as demands for new services are increasing. Facing an identical problem, Extension developed a program to identify the indirect benefits to non-participants of Extension programs in order to encourage their public funding support. This educational approach was customized to public libraries…

  16. Stress and Job Satisfaction among Employees in a Public Library System with a Focus on Public Service.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schneider, Margaret S.

    1991-01-01

    Describes a study of a large urban public library system that compared levels and sources of stress and job satisfaction between public service and technical service employees. Relationships among work load, job content, and job satisfaction are examined, working relationships among employees are discussed, and the organizational climate is…

  17. Library+

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Merrill, Alex

    2011-01-01

    This article discusses possible future directions for academic libraries in the post Web/Library 2.0 world. These possible directions include areas such as data literacy, linked data sets, and opportunities for libraries in support of digital humanities. The author provides a brief sketch of the background information regarding the topics and…

  18. The United Way: Will Public Libraries Follow Academics as They Take Collaborative Collection Development One Step Further?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoffert, Barbara

    2006-01-01

    This article examines how collaborative collection development affects libraries. For many public libraries, adopting the collaborative collection development model would require a new way of thinking. In this model, libraries are equal partners "in which each library recognizes that it is a node in the network and that if it does not do its work,…

  19. A Discrete Inquiry: Is the Merging of School and Public Libraries a Viable Option in the State of North Dakota?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Dakota Advisory Council on Libraries, Bismarck.

    A recurring issue in the library field is the possible merger of public and school libraries into one joint venture with a single administration. In anticipation of increased emphasis on library consolidation in the future, a brief analysis of North Dakota's current library situation reveals that it is characterized by inconsistent service, scarce…

  20. Budget Blues: The Situation May Not Be Worse than in the Early 1990S, but Public Libraries Are Definitely Hurting

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oder, Norman

    2004-01-01

    Public libraries are suffering budget cuts in most states nationwide, according to an informal LJ survey, with a significant segment--though not a majority characterizing the strictures as worse than in the early 1990s, the last time libraries were hit hard. LJ contacted state library agencies and, in some-cases, state library associations, for a…

  1. Information Management: Survey of Readership in Public Patent Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bank, H.

    1979-01-01

    Describes a survey made in 1976 among the users of 35 patent libraries in the member countries of the European Community. Findings present sources of users, frequency of visits, types of users, and specific comments from users, including their willingness to pay for services. (Author/JD)

  2. The Public Library in the Service of Leisure

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, Alexander

    1972-01-01

    Library success in the leisure field requires interdisciplinary teamwork, flexibility in staff organization and in allocation of resources, greater use of non-book media and a co-ordinated approach by cultural associations and institutions at national, regional and local levels. (17 references) (Author)

  3. Doing It All: Michael Sullivan--Weeks Public Library, NH

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Library Journal, 2005

    2005-01-01

    Michael Sullivan is a juggler--not a metaphorical one, a real one. He's also a library director, storyteller, competitive chess player, poet, speaker, and former children's librarian who continues to work with the kids in his community. This article summarizes the accomplishments and work of Michael Sullivan.

  4. The ACLS Survey of Scholars: Views on Publications, Computers, Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Morton, Herbert C.; Price, Anne Jamieson

    1986-01-01

    Reviews results of a survey by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) of 3,835 scholars in the humanities and social sciences who are working both in colleges and universities and outside the academic community. Areas highlighted include professional reading, authorship patterns, computer use, and library use. (LRW)

  5. Using Pamphlets With Disadvantaged Adults. Public Library Training Institutes Library Service Guide Number Three.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schmidt, Susan K.

    Pamphlets are a useful way of presenting alternative sources of information to disadvantaged adults. Pamphlets are easy to handle and to read, inexpensive, and provide current information of various topics of interest. This brief guide lists sources of free or inexpensive pamphlets and describes various methods for their display in the library,…

  6. Are Public Libraries Developers of Social Capital? A Review of Their Contribution and Attempts to Demonstrate It

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ferguson, Stuart

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines the idea, commonly expressed in the Library and Information Services (LIS) literature, that public libraries have a growing role as developers of social capital, and brings to bear some of the growing body of research into public libraries and social capital. It reviews definitions of social capital by writers outside the LIS…

  7. Information Literacy and the Public Library: We've Talked the Talk, but Are We Walking the Walk?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harding, Jane

    2008-01-01

    There has been much talk about libraries, including public libraries, being uniquely positioned to act as key agents for developing the critical skill of information literacy in their communities. Yet there is a notable lack of literature addressing information literacy and the public library, especially when compared to the volume of material on…

  8. Librarians’ Role in Development and Achievement of Central Library Users’ Information Literacy (a Case Study: Iran)

    PubMed Central

    Yaminfirooz, Mousa; Siamian, Hasan; Shahrabi, Afsaneh

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: Due to the development of technologies, communications, databases and information resource varieties in today’s information age, our various social, economic, cultural and political needs cannot be fulfilled by relying merely on past knowledge and skills as done previously. Information literacy (IL) as a set of necessary skills for all of us is an effective way of treating new technologies and their effective application in our lives. The study aimed to survey the library users’ views in the Central Library of Babol University of Medical Sciences (The Library), Iran, on the role and influences of librarians on their IL development and improvement. Methods: This analytical survey used a researcher-made questionnaire for data collection. Research population consisted of all users referring Information Unit of The Library during 22 September - 20 December 2010. Of them, 150 users participating in at least 5 workshops held by The Library were selected as the study sample. Results: Based on the findings, 52.7 percent of the subjects rated the influence of the librarians on their IL development much and very much. 44.7 percent claimed that they more acquired IL skills from librarians rather than others. 100 (63.3%) subjects preferred workshops held by the librarian to other workshops. Conclusion: The users of Information Unit of The Library perceived the training IL skills by librarians as a main influencing factor in their IL development and achievement. This emphasized the necessity of teaching IL to users and training the librarians in better teaching IL skills to library user. PMID:24511265

  9. Help Youth at Risk: A Case for Starting a Public Library Homework Center.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brewer, Rosellen

    1992-01-01

    Describes development of a program at the public library in Seaside, California, that offers afterschool homework assistance. Tips on funding, staffing, publicity, services, future plans, and evaluation are provided, and the benefits of this program for latchkey children are considered. (MES)

  10. Civic Space/Cyberspace: The American Public Library in the Information Age.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Molz, Redmond Kathleen; Dain, Phyllis

    This book assesses the current condition and direction of the American public library. It considers the challenges and opportunities presented by new electronic technologies, changing public policy, fiscal realities, and cultural trends. The authors draw on site visits and interviews conducted across the country, as well as extensive reading of…

  11. Legal Reference Service in the Public Library: A Guide to Primary-Source Legal Material.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Nixon, Judith M.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses primary-source legal materials (laws, regulations, court decisions) useful for public libraries. Highlights include a discussion of federal and state branches of government and corresponding publications; tools needed for legal research (digests, annotated codes, "pocket parts"); four levels of legal service; and primary sources of…

  12. Survey of the Computer Users of the Upper Arlington Public Library.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tsardoulias, L. Sevim

    The Computer Services Department of the Upper Arlington Public Library in Franklin County, Ohio, provides microcomputers for public use, including IBM compatible and Macintosh computers, a laser printer, and dot-matrix printers. Circulation statistics provide data regarding the frequency and amount of computer use, but these statistics indicate…

  13. The Use of Public Computing Facilities by Library Patrons: Demography, Motivations, and Barriers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DeMaagd, Kurt; Chew, Han Ei; Huang, Guanxiong; Khan, M. Laeeq; Sreenivasan, Akshaya; LaRose, Robert

    2013-01-01

    Public libraries play an important part in the development of a community. Today, they are seen as more than store houses of books; they are also responsible for the dissemination of online, and offline information. Public access computers are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people understand the need for internet access. Using a…

  14. Consumer Health Information Behavior in Public Libraries: A Mixed Methods Study

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Yi, Yong Jeong

    2012-01-01

    Previous studies indicated inadequate health literacy of American adults as one of the biggest challenges for consumer health information services provided in public libraries. Little attention, however, has been paid to public users' health literacy and health information behaviors. In order to bridge the research gap, the study aims to…

  15. The Mole's Dilemma: Ethical Aspects of Public Internet Access in Academic Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Still, Julie; Kassabian, Vibiana

    1999-01-01

    Discusses ethical issues concerning public Internet access in academic libraries. Highlights include intellectual freedom, censorship, technical aspects of limiting or restricting use, legal liability for public use of computers for illegal purposes such as child pornography, and the importance of priority use of terminals by the primary academic…

  16. Ohio Home-Schooled Children and Their Use of Public Library Resources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schwartz, Robin L.

    Across Ohio and the rest of the United States, some children are being educated at home by their parents instead of attending public or private schools. This movement is called home-schooling. Little is known about these home-schooled children and their use of public library resources to supplement and enrich their home-school education. This…

  17. Going Social at Vancouver Public Library: What the Virtual Branch Did Next

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cahill, Kay

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to follow up on the 2009 publication "Building a virtual branch at Vancouver Public Library (VPL) using Web 2.0 tools" and to explore the work that VPL has been doing in the social media space over the past two years. Design/methodology/approach: Following the launch of its new web site in 2008, Vancouver…

  18. Sharing the Good News: A Rural Approach to Publicizing Community College Library Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Rothlisberg, Allen P.

    The Northland Pioneer College (NPC) Library staff has developed a media blitz strategy to publicize its services in rural Arizona. This strategy regularly draws upon a database of newspapers, radio stations, and cable television outlets in the area. Each week a different public service announcement is developed and sent out to agencies on the…

  19. National Security in the Nuclear Age: Public Library Proposal and Booklist. May 1987 Update.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dane, Ernest B.

    To increase public understanding of national security issues, this document proposes that a balanced and up-to-date collection of books and other materials on national security in the nuclear age be included in all U.S. public libraries. The proposal suggests that the books be grouped together on an identified shelf. Selection criteria for the…

  20. Public Libraries as Culture and Social Centers: The Origin of the Concept.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Davies, David W.

    The origin of the idea that public libraries ought to provide social service and entertainment can be traced back to the voluntary uplift and cultural societies of the nineteenth century. The book-reading public was never large, leading librarians to seek a function in other areas, especially those better served today by social workers. From an…

  1. California SB 600 Task Force Telecommunications Infrastructure for K-12 School and Public Libraries.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    California Public Utilities Commission.

    Recognizing the potential benefits information technology can bring to education and, ultimately, California's economy, Senate Bill 600 (Rosenthal) created a task force to address and report on the exigent need for technology in all public schools and public libraries. After 18 months of research and regular meetings, the task force compiled this…

  2. The Public Library in a Changing Society Viewed in the Light of the UNESCO Manifest. The African Experience. Occasional Paper No. 13.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kaungamno, E. E.

    Using the UNESCO Public Library Manifesto as a basis for discussion, this paper examines the role of the public library within developing countries and reviews the major developments in public library services in Africa subsequent to the two UNESCO seminars on Public Library Development held in Nigeria in 1962. A number of key statements from the…

  3. Astro4Girls and Their Families: Sharing Science via Public Libraries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sharma, M.; Smith, D.; Eisenhamer, B.; Ryer, H.; Dussault, M.; Braswell, E.; Cominsky, L.; Apple, N.; Della, T.; Whiffen, P.; Harman, P.; Mitchell, S.; Eyermann, S.; Brandehoff, S.; Dominiak, J.

    2013-04-01

    The “Astro4Girls and Their Families” pilot program offered a variety of informal science events at nine public libraries nationwide in conjunction with Women's History Month (March) 2012. The goals were to engage girls and their families in science, by helping them discover the Universe for themselves and celebrating the contribution of women to astronomy and science. We offered a wide range of activities, from using robotic telescopes for “Do-It-Yourself (DIY) astrophotography” to making edible black holes, to exploring the infrared Universe. Our main target audience was middle-school aged girls, but students of all ages, their families and the public were welcome to participate in many of the activities. Five NASA Science Mission Directorate-funded Astrophysics Education and Public Outreach teams partnered with public libraries in this pilot program; each worked with 1 or 2 libraries to offer a total of about 15 events reaching over 300 people in both urban and rural areas. The American Library Association Public Programs Office identified participating libraries and facilitated their participation through its role in the SMD-funded “Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery” traveling exhibit. The NASA Astrophysics Science Education and Public Outreach Forum coordinated the collaboration. The website is: http://www.ala.org/programming/astro4girls. This poster outlines the details of planning and implementing the 2012 pilot program, its successes, and lessons learned. The collaborators would like to engage the EPO community in a discussion of how to sustain Astro4Girls and engage additional public libraries nationwide during future Women's History Months.

  4. Data Comparability and Public Policy: New Interest in Public Library Data. Papers Presented at Meetings of the American Statistical Association. Working Paper Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    The four papers contained in this volume were presented at the August 1994 meetings of the American Statistical Association as a session titled, "Public Policy and Data Comparability: New Interest in Public Library Data." The first paper, "Public Library Statistics: Two Systems Compared" (Mary Jo Lynch), describes two systems that collect data on…

  5. Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2004. E.D. TAB. NCES 2006-349

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chute, Adrienne; Kroe, P. Elaine; O'Shea, Patricia; Craig, Terri; Freeman, Michael; Hardesty, Laura; McLaughlin, Joanna Fane; Ramsey, Cynthia Jo

    2006-01-01

    This report includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an introduction, findings, and numerous tables. The report is based on data from the Public Libraries Survey for fiscal year 2004, and includes information on population of legal service area, service outlets, public service…

  6. A Strong Future for Public Library Use and Employment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Griffiths, Jose-Marie; King, Donald W.

    2011-01-01

    The latest and most comprehensive assessment of public librarians' education and career paths to date, this important volume reports on a large-scale research project performed by authors Jose-Marie Griffiths and Donald W. King. Presented in collaboration with the Office for Research and Statistics (ORS), the book includes an examination of trends…

  7. Improving the Image of Local Studies Collections in Public Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robinson, Leith

    2006-01-01

    Public and employer perceptions of staff abilities and qualifications deployed in local studies collections may affect their status and influence and not least the funding the local studies facility may receive. The need to promote the service is also prompted by the growing use of local studies collections and the increasing importance of such…

  8. Library Cooperation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lund, Patricia; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Includes nine articles that discuss cooperative library networking in Illinois. Highlights include library systems as cooperative agencies; PALI (Private Academic Libraries of Illinois); rural school and public library development; systemwide users; regional medical libraries; virtual libraries and the Coalition for Networked Information; a…

  9. New Hampshire School, Public, and State Library Programs Supporting the National Education Goals for the Year 2000.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    New Hampshire State Library, Concord.

    Programs undertaken by New Hampshire school and public libraries and the state library in support of the National Education Goals for the Year 2000 are outlined. In support of Goal 1, readiness for school, New Hampshire libraries offer a variety of preschool programs and story hours, as well as the Preparing Ahead for School Success parent…

  10. Households' Use of Public and Other Types of Libraries: 2002. E.D. TAB. NCES 2007-327

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Glander, Mark; Dam, Thuy

    2007-01-01

    This report provides a variety of measures of households' use of public libraries and notes some interesting comparisons. It is a product of the Library Statistics Program at the National Center for Education Statistics. The data for this study were collected as part of the October 2002 Current Population Survey (CPS) Library Supplement.…

  11. Why Do Staff of Joint-Use Libraries Sometimes Fail to Integrate? Investigating Cultures and Ethics in a Public-Tertiary Joint-Use Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Calvert, Philip James

    2010-01-01

    Joint-use libraries have identified staff integration as a problem. Using focus groups, this project investigated the culture, professional ethics, and attitudes of staff in a public-tertiary joint-use library in Auckland, New Zealand. Findings show some difference in organizational cultures, but more variation at the lower level of roles and…

  12. America's Star Libraries: Top-Rated Libraries

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lance, Keith Curry; Lyons, Ray

    2009-01-01

    "Library Journal"'s national rating of public libraries, the "LJ" Index of Public Library Service 2009, Round 2, identifies 258 "star" libraries. Created by Keith Curry Lance and Ray Lyons and based on 2007 data from the IMLS, it rates 7,268 public libraries. The top libraries in each group get five, four, or three stars. All included libraries,…

  13. Public library computer training for older adults to access high-quality Internet health information

    PubMed Central

    Xie, Bo; Bugg, Julie M.

    2010-01-01

    An innovative experiment to develop and evaluate a public library computer training program to teach older adults to access and use high-quality Internet health information involved a productive collaboration among public libraries, the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a Library and Information Science (LIS) academic program at a state university. One hundred and thirty-one older adults aged 54–89 participated in the study between September 2007 and July 2008. Key findings include: a) participants had overwhelmingly positive perceptions of the training program; b) after learning about two NIH websites (http://nihseniorhealth.gov and http://medlineplus.gov) from the training, many participants started using these online resources to find high quality health and medical information and, further, to guide their decision-making regarding a health- or medically-related matter; and c) computer anxiety significantly decreased (p < .001) while computer interest and efficacy significantly increased (p = .001 and p < .001, respectively) from pre- to post-training, suggesting statistically significant improvements in computer attitudes between pre- and post-training. The findings have implications for public libraries, LIS academic programs, and other organizations interested in providing similar programs in their communities. PMID:20161649

  14. Expansion of the Public Library Card Catalog in a Large Library

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hamann, Edmund

    1972-01-01

    Expanding a large card catalog is a complex process requiring careful planning of procedure, judicious allocation of labor, and simplified techniques. The conclusion is reached that a major catalog expansion can be undertaken economically and without disruption of regular technical and public service activities. (6 references) (Author)

  15. Production of Arrayed and Rearrayed cDNA Libraries for Public Use

    SciTech Connect

    Rasmussen, K

    2005-08-29

    Researchers studying genes and their protein products need an easily available source for that gene. The I.M.A.G.E. Consortium at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is an important source of such genes in the form of arrayed cDNA libraries. The arrayed clones and associated data are available to the public, free of restriction. Libraries are transformed and titered into 384-well master plates, from which 2-8 copies are made. One copy plate is stored by LLNL while others are sent to sequencing groups, plate distributors, and to the group which contributed the library. Clones found to be unique and/or full-length are rearrayed and also made publicly available. Bioinformatics tools supporting the use of I.M.A.G.E. clones are accessible via the World Wide Web.

  16. Public education by central banks on the Internet

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    van Renesse, Rudolf L.

    2006-02-01

    The Internet is the most powerful information providing medium today and it has great potential in conveying pictorial information in the form of still images, video clips and applets. Obviously, central banks can make use of the Internet to efficiently provide information for the public on the anti-counterfeiting features of their currency. An investigation was carried out of the information provided by 133 Central Banks on the public security features of their currency. Many central banks appear to provide no information at all, many only provide written information and many indeed provide illustrations. An overview is presented of the various errors that central banks make when presenting illustrated information and illustrated examples are given. It appears that even illustrated information often lacks the most elementary requirements: obviousness, clarity and adequate visual representation of the relevant optical effects. As a result, the information made available on the internet by many banknote issuing authorities remains largely ineffective and - on occasion - even assumes silly proportions.

  17. Students' Perceptions of Digital Badges in a Public Library Management Course

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Harmon, Jennifer; Copeland, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    For the Spring 2015 semester of the Public Library Management course, students were given digital badges along with grades for their coursework. For each topic's corresponding assignment, students received a traditional grade and those achieving at least an A- received a digital badge that represented the skill or knowledge demonstrated. By using…

  18. Publication Anxiety: Emotion and the Stages of Publishing in the Library and Information Science Literature

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sullivan, Doreen

    2012-01-01

    Although instruction in writing for Library and Information Science (LIS) publication is becoming more prevalent, emotions inherent in the publishing cycle are seldom discussed. Through a review of the literature this article investigates how LIS writers can develop their technical skills in publishing scholarly articles, and then looks at…

  19. SCORPIO: A Study of Public Users of the Library of Congress Information System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pritchard, Sarah M.

    This report describes a survey conducted in 1979 to determine user response to SCORPIO, part of the Library of Congress Information System (LOCIS) consisting of online catalogs that are used directly by the public and are integrated with regular reference services. A questionnaire distributed to 123 users of this system asked about types of users,…

  20. The Effect of Reductions in Public Library Opening Hours on Book Issues: A Statistical Analysis.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Loynes, Robert; Proctor, Richard

    2000-01-01

    Discusses statistical analyses of the effect of reduction in opening hours on book issues, or borrowing, of public library authorities (PLAs) in the United Kingdom. Demonstrates the difficulties involved in using statistical data to make accurate predictions of the impact of opening hour reductions on borrowing. (Author/LRW)