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  1. Marketing Children's Services at the Central Library of Sacramento Public Library.

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    Hicks, Mary Frances

    Conducted prior to the building of a new central library, this study was designed to assess the need for children's library services in downtown Sacramento. The development of a profile of the community environment and general characteristics of the population through the use of secondary sources is described; the assessment of family needs and…

  2. Public Libraries

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    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)

  3. Customer Service Training for Public Services Staff at Temple University's Central Library System.

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    Arthur, Gwen

    Arguing that good interpersonal interactions between library staff and their patrons is a major determinant of overall patron satisfaction, this paper describes Temple University's customer service training program for its public services staff. Dubbed the "A+ Service" program, the program focuses on six aspects of library service: (1)…

  4. Customer Service Training for Public Services Staff at Temple University's Central Library System.

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    Arthur, Gwen

    Arguing that good interpersonal interactions between library staff and their patrons is a major determinant of overall patron satisfaction, this paper describes Temple University's customer service training program for its public services staff. Dubbed the "A+ Service" program, the program focuses on six aspects of library service: (1)…

  5. Oregon Public Libraries.

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    Myhre, Martin

    A Survey of Oregon libraries was conducted to supply current background information on libraries. This information was needed for a long range plan to develop libraries in Oregon which is required by Public Law 91-600. In addition, the details about specific libraries are needed to evaluate applications for federal funds and to evaluate the…

  6. Managing Public Library Investments.

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    Sager, Don

    1985-01-01

    Reports results of public library survey conducted by a Public Library Association committee that was established to study library investment practices and assess the need for establishing an investment management service. Revenue sources, investment patterns, benefits of pooling, and a proposed management service are highlighted. Six sources are…

  7. Public Libraries Going Green

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    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…

  8. Public Libraries Going Green

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    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…

  9. Central Statistical Libraries in Europe.

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    Kaiser, Lisa

    The paper tries to clarify the position special governmental libraries hold in the system of libraries of today by investigating only one specific type of library mainly from a formal and historical point of view. Central statistical libraries in Europe were first regarded as administrative and archival libraries. Their early holdings of foreign…

  10. Music Libraries: Centralization versus Decentralization.

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    Kuyper-Rushing, Lois

    2002-01-01

    Considers the decision that branch libraries, music libraries in particular, have struggled with concerning a centralized location in the main library versus a decentralized collection. Reports on a study of the Association of Research Libraries that investigated the location of music libraries, motivation for the location, degrees offered,…

  11. Small Public Library Management

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    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…

  12. Financing Public Library Construction.

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    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…

  13. Small Public Library Management

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    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…

  14. Increasing Public Library Productivity.

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    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)

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  17. Public Relations in Special Libraries.

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    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…

  18. Public Relations in Special Libraries.

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    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…

  19. Public Libraries: Adapting to Change.

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    Durrance, Joan; Van Fleet, Connie

    1992-01-01

    Reports on a study of changing trends in public libraries. Interviews with public library leaders identified five areas of changing emphasis: information technology, community needs, strategic planning, public relations and marketing, and funding. (seven references) (EA)

  20. Censorship in Public Libraries.

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    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…

  1. Public Library Materials Conservation Project.

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    Lowell, Howard P.

    The Massachusetts Public Library Materials Conservation Project was a year-long program sponsored by the Massachusetts Bureau of Library Extension and conducted by the New England document Conservation Center (NEDCC) under a grant from Title I, Library Services and Construction Act. Its purposes were to provide public library administrators,…

  2. IEEE Conference Publications in Libraries.

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    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…

  3. IEEE Conference Publications in Libraries.

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    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…

  4. Public Libraries: Responding to Demand.

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    Annichiarico, Mark; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Discussion of problems library wholesalers/distributors face trying to fulfill public libraries' needs while adjusting to a changing industry is based on responses by librarians to a survey on library jobbers. Increased services to libraries, electronic ordering, timeliness, stock management, and quality control are addressed; and a chart of…

  5. Public Libraries: Responding to Demand.

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    Annichiarico, Mark; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Discussion of problems library wholesalers/distributors face trying to fulfill public libraries' needs while adjusting to a changing industry is based on responses by librarians to a survey on library jobbers. Increased services to libraries, electronic ordering, timeliness, stock management, and quality control are addressed; and a chart of…

  6. Centralization vs. Decentralization in Medical School Libraries

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    Crawford, Helen

    1966-01-01

    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

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  9. Depository Libraries and Public Services.

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    Kessler, Ridley

    1998-01-01

    Discusses the Wright State University (Ohio) Library policy directive on customer service, and suggests this document as a model to follow in setting up service standards or guidelines for depository-library services. Draft-depository library public-service guidelines for government information in electronic format are appended. (JAK)

  10. Customer Satisfaction with Public Libraries.

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    D'Elia, George; Rodger, Eleanor Jo

    1996-01-01

    Surveys conducted in 142 urban public libraries examined customer satisfaction, comparisons with other libraries, and factors affecting satisfaction. Overall, customers were satisfied with their libraries but experienced different levels of satisfaction based on convenience, availability of materials and information, and services facilitating…

  11. Realism in Public Library Public Relations

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    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)

  12. Public/Private Libraries.

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    Sapp, Michael J.

    2001-01-01

    Explores how a new school facility can be important, not only as a community center, but also as a resource center for library services such as computer labs, Internet service, and current periodicals. The article also examines how one Missouri school district planned its new school library to serve the community. (GR)

  13. Homelessness in Public Libraries

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    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…

  14. Homelessness in Public Libraries

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    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…

  15. School and Public Library Collaboration

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    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…

  16. School and Public Library Collaboration

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    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…

  17. Public Information and the Library.

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    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…

  18. Are Public Libraries against Liberty?

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    Galbraith, John Kenneth

    1979-01-01

    Public library services are threatened by a national mood of economic conservatism. Librarians should actively combat the threat by defending services, making collective decisions, resisting inflation, seeking federal support, responding to charges from politicians, and increasing efficiency. (FM)

  19. Academic and Public Library Buildings, 1986.

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    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)

  20. Strategic Management for Public Libraries: A Handbook.

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    Hayes, Robert M.; Walter, Virginia A.

    Public libraries must operate in a time of increasing change, both within the library community and throughout the larger social and economic environments in which the library must function. This book is a guide to the strategic management of change in community libraries. It addresses the unique circumstances and needs of public libraries and…

  1. Programming in Public Libraries: A Dissenting Viewpoint.

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    Ballard, Thomas

    1981-01-01

    Discusses the effectiveness of nonbook activities as a public service or in support for other services in the public library, and describes the programing activities of the Logan Square branch of the Chicago Public Library. Ten references are listed. (CHC)

  2. Glendale Central Library Circulation Department Work Simplication Study.

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    Applegate, H. C.

    an analyst from the staff of the City Manager of Glendale, California, conducted a work simplification study for the central library to adjust public service operations in the library's new quarters. This report presents the study's recommendations concerning the book circulation process. Following an outline of the organization and functions of…

  3. Public Library Buildings in 1980.

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    Livingston, Barbara; And Others

    1980-01-01

    Reports a continuing decline in the number of new public library buildings and increased construction costs. Reporting difficulties, however, militate against relying too heavily on trends when considering statistics for new construction and remodeling projects completed in the year ending June 30, 1980. (RAA)

  4. Trends in Public Library Buildings.

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    Holt, Raymond M.

    1987-01-01

    Review of trends in public library buildings covers cycles in building activity; financial support; site selection; expansion, remodeling, or conversion of existing buildings; size of buildings; and such architectural concerns as flexible space, lighting, power, accommodation of computer systems, heat and ventilation, fire protection, security,…

  5. Kids Connect @ Danbury Public Library.

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    Foster, Janet

    2001-01-01

    Describes innovative programs developed at the Danbury (Connecticut) Public Library to connect kids to the World Wide Web. Highlights include how to select appropriate Web sites; examples of good Web sites, some of which are interactive; planning for technology failures; and involving parents. (LRW)

  6. Trends in Public Library Buildings.

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    Holt, Raymond M.

    1987-01-01

    Review of trends in public library buildings covers cycles in building activity; financial support; site selection; expansion, remodeling, or conversion of existing buildings; size of buildings; and such architectural concerns as flexible space, lighting, power, accommodation of computer systems, heat and ventilation, fire protection, security,…

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

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    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…

  8. Redwood City Public Library: Library of the Year 1992.

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    Berry, John

    1992-01-01

    Describes programs at the Redwood City Public Library (California), winner of the Library of the Year Award from Gale Research Inc. and "Library Journal." Highlights include a newly renovated building; a mission statement that reflects the library's role; staff development; increases in circulation and reference; children's services; and…

  9. Public Libraries as Partners in Astronomy Outreach

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    Percy, J.

    2017-09-01

    Public libraries have proven to be effective partners in bringing astronomy to audiences across the large and diverse city of Toronto, Canada, and enabling astronomers - both young and old - to interact with members of our community. This article reflects on the author's experience working with public libraries, especially the Toronto Public Library (TPL), the busiest public library system in the world, to deliver over forty public presentations.

  10. New Hyde Park Public Library; A Study.

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    Nassau Library System, Garden City, NY.

    In the fall of 1974, the Nassau County Library System conducted a study of the New Hyde Park Public Library at the request of that library's directing board. Relevant documents and statistics were reviewed, building usage was studied, and the library staff and community organizations were questioned. The library was analyzed in terms of the…

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

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    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…

  12. Library and Information Networks: Centralization and Decentralization.

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    Segal, JoAnn S.

    1988-01-01

    Describes the development of centralized library networks and the current factors that make library sharing on a smaller scale feasible. The discussion covers the need to decide the level at which library cooperation should occur and the possibility of linking via the Open System Interface Reference Model. (37 references) (CLB)

  13. Federal Public Library Programs in Alabama, 1999.

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    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…

  14. Federal Public Library Programs in Alabama, 1998.

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    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. Teaching Art to Teens in Public Libraries

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    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…

  16. Citizen Involvement in Public Library Planning.

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    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…

  17. The American Public Library. Research Report.

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    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,…

  18. Teaching Art to Teens in Public Libraries

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    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…

  19. 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.

  20. Automobile Service Information in the Public Library.

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    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…

  1. The Public Library Talks to You.

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    Hagemeyer, Alice

    Intended for deaf individuals, the booklet provides information on services provided by the public library. Covered, in question and answer format, are the following areas: definition of library, what kind of people use the library, library services for children, reference books, location of books using the catalog, newspapers, audiovisual…

  2. Andrew's Aftermath: Hurricane "Saves" Miami Public Library.

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    St. Lifer, Evan

    1994-01-01

    Examines the impact of Hurricane Andrew on the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS). Topics discussed include the community's response to the sudden lack of library services; the use of library branches as emergency relief centers and communications centers; library disaster policies; and visions for MDPLS under a new director. (LRW)

  3. Idaho Public Library Statistics, FY 1995.

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    Bolles, Charles

    This document is a compilation of input and output measures and other statistics in reference to Idaho's public libraries, covering the period October 1, 1994 to September 30, 1995. This report includes data gathered by the State Library with the "Public and District Library Annual Statistical Report Form" which reflects all monies…

  4. Music Provision in UK Public Libraries

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    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…

  5. Public Libraries in a Wired World.

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    Batt, Chris

    This paper reports on a major United Kingdom (UK) government initiative to use the public library service as a key component in the government's agenda for social change, examines future implications for public libraries and library workers if present trends and development continue, and makes predictions about the wider implications of…

  6. Music Provision in UK Public Libraries

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    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…

  7. The Practicing Librarian: Public Library Parking Needs.

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    Galvin, Hoyt

    1978-01-01

    Suggests standards for the numbers of parking spaces needed for a public library. From the annual Library Journal public library construction questionnaires, data were available on the number of parking spaces and the square foot size of the buildings reported; information on estimated needs was collected from the librarians in charge of each…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  10. Innovation and the Library: The Adoption of New Ideas in Public Libraries. Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, Number 86.

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    Pungitore, Verna L.

    This book is concerned with potentially dramatic changes in the public library. It views the library's historical pattern of reactionary, evolutionary change as no longer viable, but in need of being replaced by planned, proactive, and innovative change. The central thesis of the book is that the necessary transformation of the public library from…

  11. Procedures of Operation at Cranbrook Central Library.

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    Cranbrook Institutions, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Central Library.

    This manual outlines the ordering, cataloging and classification, and processing procedures for books, periodicals, government documents, and non-book materials for a central library serving three schools--a co-ed elementary school and separate junior-senior high schools for boys and girls--and four special libraries--a fine and rare books…

  12. The Technological Setting of the Public Library.

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    Dowlin, Kenneth E.

    1978-01-01

    Discusses future possibilities for information technology in public libraries, particularly in view of decreasing computer costs and developmental trends in data processing. The technological developments of the Pikes Peak Regional Library are outlined as an example of feasibility. (CWM)

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  15. Information Literacy Training in Canada's Public Libraries

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    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…

  16. Information Literacy Training in Canada's Public Libraries

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    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…

  17. Public Libraries Section. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Papers.

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

    Papers on the impact of information technology on library services and the provision of library services to ethnic and linguistic minorities which were presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "The Challenge of Electronic Technologies to the Information Society: A Call for…

  18. Alabama Public Library Service, 1987 Annual Report.

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    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…

  19. Toward a Multicultural American Public Library History.

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    Malone, Cheryl Knott

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the view that public libraries are institutions that advance the dominant culture's ideology; considers the multicultural society in which libraries operate; and reviews selected books and articles, particularly those related to African-American experiences in and around libraries, and suggests ways to move toward a more inclusive public…

  20. Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2008

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    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…

  1. Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2009

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    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…

  2. Automated Circulation Systems in Public Libraries.

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    Simpson, George A.

    Data analysis of a questionnaire completed by 38 public libraries in the United States and Canada who possess "turnkey" automated circulation systems is presented. Results show that libraries are enthusiastic about benefits to staff and patrons. For libraries with increasing circulation, the computer allows more time to handle additional work load…

  3. Public Library Advisory Board Handbook. Revised Edition.

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    Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin.

    Throughout the history of public libraries in the United States, great accomplishments have been achieved through the active participation of local community members. This handbook from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is addressed to those citizens who attain appointments to their city or county library advisory boards. Its…

  4. Public Library Services for the Physically Handicapped.

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    Canadian Library Association, Ottawa (Ontario).

    Five brief articles provide librarians with information intended to enable them to serve the library needs of the physically handicapped. Presented are the results of a survey of the services and resources available to the physically handicapped in public libraries across Canada. Discussed are recommendations for libraries from national…

  5. The Rise of the Digital Public Library

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    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…

  6. The Rise of the Digital Public Library

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    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…

  7. The Public Library Effectiveness Study: Final Report.

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    Childers, Thomas; Van House, Nancy A.

    This study investigated the construct of effectiveness as it applies to public libraries and developed a methodology that can be transferred to other types of libraries and organizations. The research team began by compiling a list of indicators that are commonly used to gauge library effectiveness within the areas of: (1) services access; (2)…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  11. The Library Scene in Chile and Public Library Development.

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    Whitmore, Marilyn P.

    This paper assessing the development of libraries in Chile focuses on the public library movement. An introductory section on the historical, economic, technological, and educational background of Chile is provided, as well as a discussion of the adverse effect of the military regime on the country's cultural life. The main part of the paper…

  12. The Library Scene in Chile and Public Library Development.

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    Whitmore, Marilyn P.

    This paper assessing the development of libraries in Chile focuses on the public library movement. An introductory section on the historical, economic, technological, and educational background of Chile is provided, as well as a discussion of the adverse effect of the military regime on the country's cultural life. The main part of the paper…

  13. Current Trends in Reference Service in Public Libraries.

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    King, Geraldine B.

    1983-01-01

    Current trends in public library reference service include use of online systems; budget constraints in public sector; increased service; use, training, and supervision of paraprofessionals; centralized organization of reference service; participation in management of reference services; and more realistic attempts at measurement and evaluation of…

  14. Youth Library Services in Public Libraries: An International Survey

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    Konyves-Toth, L.

    1972-01-01

    Information on public library services to young adults in Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, German Democratic Republic, German Federal Republic, Great Britain, Poland, Rumania, Soviet Union, U.S.A., and Yugoslavia is presented. (30 references) (SJ)

  15. Illinois Library Public Relations at Its Best.

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    Bradley, Jim

    2000-01-01

    Describes successful public relations efforts in 23 Illinois public libraries. Highlights include fundraising efforts; innovative program design; community involvement; media coverage; referendum promotions; student reading initiatives; and local business involvement. (LRW)

  16. Illinois Library Public Relations at Its Best.

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    Bradley, Jim

    2000-01-01

    Describes successful public relations efforts in 23 Illinois public libraries. Highlights include fundraising efforts; innovative program design; community involvement; media coverage; referendum promotions; student reading initiatives; and local business involvement. (LRW)

  17. Sources of Michigan Public Library Income.

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    Michigan Library, Lansing.

    This document tabulates the results of a 1994 survey of public library funding in Michigan. The survey discovered that 68.8% of public library funds are provided by local tax support, 13.7% by penal fines awarded to libraries by court systems which have received income for violations of state laws, 7.6% by state aid, and 9.9% by other means, such…

  18. Public Library Development in New South Wales

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    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…

  19. Public Library Development in New South Wales

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    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…

  20. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1998-1999.

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    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…

  1. Public Libraries, Digital Literacy and Participatory Culture

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    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…

  2. Public Libraries and the Network Idea

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    Clapp, Verner W.

    1970-01-01

    Edited version of an address delivered at Institute on Public Library Management (12th, Madison, Wisconsin, April 26, 1968). The library network has not developed because the public has not recognized its potential usefulness. It can provide a new level of service if the value is not nullified by bureaucratic rigidity. (JS)

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

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    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…

  4. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1998-1999.

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    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…

  5. Professional Views: Technology in Public Libraries.

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    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)

  6. Wisconsin Public Library Service Record, 1971.

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

    This publication was produced to meet the increasing need of librarians and others for accurate, current information about all types of libraries in the state of Wisconsin. Its additional objective is to further and promote interlibrary cooperation. It contains a statistical summary of Wisconsin public libraries; a statistical summary of reference…

  7. Microcomputers in Public Schools and School Libraries.

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    Schlessinger, June H.

    1991-01-01

    Compares results from 1982, 1986, and 1990 surveys of Texas public schools that were conducted to determine the status of microcomputers and their uses in public schools and school libraries. Data are reported that show an increased us of computers in libraries as well as in other areas of the schools. (LRW)

  8. The Ontario Public Library: Review and Reorganization.

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    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…

  9. Louisiana Public School Library Collection Assessment.

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    Perritt, Patsy H.

    During the 1991-92 school year, 109 public school library book collections in Louisiana were surveyed to determine the average ages of volumes in various categories, including all Dewey decimal numbers. Results showed that the average age of books in Louisiana public school libraries was 23.51 years in 1992. The average age of the computerized…

  10. A Survey of New Jersey Public Library Buildings.

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    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…

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

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    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)

  12. The Privatization of Public University Research Libraries

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    Franklin, Brinley

    2007-01-01

    Are we witnessing the privatization of public university research libraries? There is convincing evidence that, in an era of decreasing state support for public higher education, public universities have begun to resemble private universities, particularly in their sources of revenue. A number of indicators demonstrate that public universities,…

  13. Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 1999.

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    Chute, Adrienne; Kroe, P. Elaine; Garner, Patricia; Polcari, Maria; Ramsey, Cynthia Jo

    2002-01-01

    Summarizes universe data on public libraries. Includes information about public libraries' administrative structure and legal basis, operating income and expenditures, staff, collections, and services. Data are from the National Education Statistics Center Public Libraries Survey. (SLD)

  14. Public Library Data, FY 1996. On Disk. [CD-ROM].

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    National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

    Five files were gathered from the Public Libraries Survey (PLS) for fiscal year (FY) 1996: (1) the Public Library Data File, including data for the universe of 8,946 public libraries identified by state library agencies; (2) the Public Library State Summary/State Characteristics File, including data aggregated at the state level for the 50 states…

  15. Interloan Procedures in the Public Libraries of New York City, A Survey Conducted for the Brooklyn Public Library, the Queens Borough Public Library, and the New York Public Library.

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    Nelson Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.

    This report contains the results of a study to design a communications network to facilitate interloan procedures in the three public library systems of New York City--the Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Borough Public Library, and New York Public Library. Methods employed for the study include interviews with appropriate library personnel,…

  16. Online Database Searching in Smaller Public Libraries.

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    Roose, Tina

    1983-01-01

    Online database searching experiences of nine Illinois public libraries--Arlington Heights, Deerfield, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook, Schaumburg Township, Waukegan, Wilmette--are discussed, noting search costs, user charges, popular databases, library acquisition, interaction with users, and staff training. Three sources are…

  17. Online Database Searching in Smaller Public Libraries.

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    Roose, Tina

    1983-01-01

    Online database searching experiences of nine Illinois public libraries--Arlington Heights, Deerfield, Elk Grove Village, Evanston, Glenview, Northbrook, Schaumburg Township, Waukegan, Wilmette--are discussed, noting search costs, user charges, popular databases, library acquisition, interaction with users, and staff training. Three sources are…

  18. Teaching Public Library Administration through Epistemic Gaming

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    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…

  19. AccessAbility @ Cleveland Public Library.

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    Mates, Barbara T.

    2003-01-01

    Describes several programs that were developed by staff at the Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library to be accessible to users with disabilities. Highlights include a Braille reading program; sensory garden; poetry club; book club based on talking books; wheelchair athletics; touching museum artifacts; and a mobile library for users who could not visit…

  20. Rhode Island Public Library Trustees Handbook. Revised

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    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…

  1. AccessAbility @ Cleveland Public Library.

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    Mates, Barbara T.

    2003-01-01

    Describes several programs that were developed by staff at the Cleveland (Ohio) Public Library to be accessible to users with disabilities. Highlights include a Braille reading program; sensory garden; poetry club; book club based on talking books; wheelchair athletics; touching museum artifacts; and a mobile library for users who could not visit…

  2. Influencing Database Use in Public Libraries.

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    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,…

  3. A Circulation Model for Busy Public Libraries.

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    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…

  4. Bibliography on Public Service in Academic Libraries.

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    Lopez-Munoz, Joanna

    Approximately 1120 journal articles published between 1968 and 1975 are listed in this bibliography on public services in academic libraries. The major portion of the bibliography is devoted to articles, concerning college and university libraries in the areas of: (1) audiovisual materials; (2) circulation; (3) interlibrary loan; (4) microforms;…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  8. 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 information...

  9. 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 information...

  10. 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 information...

  11. 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 information...

  12. 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 information...

  13. The Public Library Film Redefined.

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    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…

  14. Public Relations and Library Weeding

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    Metz, Paul; Gray, Caryl

    2005-01-01

    Beginning in 1995, the University Libraries of Virginia Tech embarked on a major shelf-load reduction/storage project. Every effort was made to communicate the scope of the project to the teaching/research faculty of the university. This article presents an overview of the project, with emphasis on ways in which sensible criteria, advance…

  15. The Public Library Film Redefined.

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    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…

  16. Library Buildings Slump at the Polls: Public Library Referenda 1992.

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    Hall, Richard B.

    1993-01-01

    Reports the results of 23 referenda on funding public library capital campaigns. The location of each referendum, the pass/fail rate by season, and data summarizing referenda over the past six years are provided. Two sidebars cover the failed referendum in Westerville (Ohio) and the successful referendum in Saratoga Springs (New York). (KRN)

  17. Library Buildings Slump at the Polls: Public Library Referenda 1992.

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    Hall, Richard B.

    1993-01-01

    Reports the results of 23 referenda on funding public library capital campaigns. The location of each referendum, the pass/fail rate by season, and data summarizing referenda over the past six years are provided. Two sidebars cover the failed referendum in Westerville (Ohio) and the successful referendum in Saratoga Springs (New York). (KRN)

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

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    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…

  19. American Education, Entrepreneurship, and the Public Library.

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    Thompson, Philip R.

    1984-01-01

    Discussion of compulsory school attendance in United States focuses on a national exodus from public schools into self-education or other alternative education by the 5 percent of the nation's children classified as gifted. Nurturing of the innovative mind and entrepreneurial daring by the public library movement is addressed. Six references are…

  20. Web Technology in Public Libraries: Findings from Research.

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    Prabha, Chandra; Irwin, Raymond

    2003-01-01

    Discusses the ways in which public libraries are using Web technology and describes a study that assessed public library accessibility via the Web based on a random sample. Highlights include public library structures; hosts of public library Web sites; size and design of Web sites; and size of the population served. (Author/LRW)

  1. IFLA General Conference, 1987. Division of Libraries Serving the General Public. Children's Libraries Section. Public Libraries Section. Papers.

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

    Four of the 17 papers in this collection focus on library services for children; the remaining 12 are concerned with public libraries. The papers on children's libraries appear first on this list: (1) "A Study of Integrated Services" (Selma K. Richardson, United States); (2) "Partnership and Prosper: A Broader View of Children's…

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

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    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…

  3. Public access computing in health science libraries.

    PubMed

    Kehm, S

    1987-01-01

    Public access computing in health science libraries began with online computer-assisted instruction. Library-based collections and services have expanded with advances in microcomputing hardware and software. This growth presents problems: copyright, quality, instability in the publishing industry, and uncertainty about collection scope; librarians managing the new services require new skills to support their collections. Many find the cooperative efforts of several organizational units are required. Current trends in technology for the purpose of information management indicate that these services will continue to be a significant focus for libraries.

  4. The Public Library Movement in Nineteenth Century Wisconsin.

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    Colson, John C.

    The inception and development of the public library in Wisconsin as a tax-supported popular library governed by an autonomous appointed board is discussed in detail. Topics covered include the evolution of legislation for public libraries for Wisconsin and other states; the history of library associations, or social libraries, transplanted from…

  5. Local Public Library Funding in the 1980s.

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    Goudy, Frank William; Altman, Ellen

    1994-01-01

    Discusses public library revenues as a reflection of the general economic cycle during the 1980s. Public library expenditures and total local government expenditures from 1966 to 1990 are examined; percentage increases in library spending are compared with other specific city and county expenditures; and academic versus public library funding is…

  6. Public Library Standards for Kansas, Measurements of Quality. Revised.

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    Kansas State Library, Topeka.

    The periodic review and development of public library standards are undertaken by the Kansas State Library to best serve the public interest by insuring the quality of the state's public libraries. Standards are defined for the structure and governance of libraries. Service objectives and standards for automation and technology are defined.…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  9. Public Images of the Role of Information Technology in Public Libraries: Alternatives and Controversies.

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    Raber, Douglas; Budd, John M.

    1999-01-01

    Discusses four competing public images of the public library and its relation to information technology, as identified in recent research: the traditional library, the resisting library, the adapting library, and the co-opted library. Suggests that the public perceives the management of public information as a complex problem requiring a variety…

  10. Public Images of the Role of Information Technology in Public Libraries: Alternatives and Controversies.

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    Raber, Douglas; Budd, John M.

    1999-01-01

    Discusses four competing public images of the public library and its relation to information technology, as identified in recent research: the traditional library, the resisting library, the adapting library, and the co-opted library. Suggests that the public perceives the management of public information as a complex problem requiring a variety…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  13. Arizona Public Library Statistics. 1994-1995.

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    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)…

  14. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1996-1997.

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    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…

  15. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 2000-2001.

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    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;…

  16. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1999-2000.

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    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;…

  17. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1995-1996.

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    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:…

  18. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1989.

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    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…

  19. The Contingent Valuation Method in Public Libraries

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    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…

  20. Patient Activation: Public Libraries and Health Literacy

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    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…

  1. Lifelong Learning--A Public Library Perspective.

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    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. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1990.

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    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…

  3. Sunday Opening in UK Public Libraries

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    Moore, Chris; Creaser, Claire

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a summary of the first survey of public library authorities in the UK to explore Sunday opening, undertaken in 2007 as part of the Clore Leadership Programme. It provides a snapshot of Sunday opening practice, set against a context of societal, economic, and policy developments, and examines whether Sunday opening furthers the…

  4. The Contingent Valuation Method in Public Libraries

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    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…

  5. Using Public Library Reference Collections and Staff.

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    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…

  6. The Economics of the Internet Public Library.

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    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)

  7. The Internet Public Library: An Intellectual History.

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    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…

  8. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 2000-2001.

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    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;…

  9. Arizona Public Library Statistics. 1994-1995.

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    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)…

  10. Arizona Public Library Statistics, 1996-1997.

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    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…

  11. The Public Library as Community Crisis Center.

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    Will, Barbara H.

    2001-01-01

    Discusses the role of public libraries in helping their communities deal with crisis situations, especially after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Highlights include the need to be proactive and not wait to be asked to participate in planning; status of emergency planning; providing reliable information; and asking users about their information…

  12. Protecting Public-Access Computers in Libraries.

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    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…

  13. Alabama Public Library Service Annual Report, 1990.

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    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…

  14. Patient Activation: Public Libraries and Health Literacy

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    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…

  15. Adult Illiteracy: A Public Library Responds.

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    Wolf, Evelyn; Kavanagh, Catherine

    1983-01-01

    Discussion of program established in 1977 by the Queens Borough Public Library and Literacy Volunteers of New York to combat the problem of adult illiteracy notes recruitment, training and retention of tutors, student intake procedure, cooperation with community organizations, special programs (math, writing, adult basic education), and program…

  16. Maryland Public Library Services for the Handicapped. A Survey for Handicapped Accessibility to Public Library Facilities.

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

    Prepared as a part of an ongoing effort to make Maryland public libraries readily accessible to the handicapped, this directory identifies equipment, services, and facilities available to library users who are confined to wheel chairs and others who have difficulty with steps or stairs. Supplied by the administrators of Maryland's 24 public…

  17. Maryland Public Library Services for the Handicapped. A Survey for Handicapped Accessibility to Public Library Facilities.

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

    Prepared as a part of an ongoing effort to make Maryland public libraries readily accessible to the handicapped, this directory identifies equipment, services, and facilities available to library users who are confined to wheel chairs and others who have difficulty with steps or stairs. Supplied by the administrators of Maryland's 24 public…

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

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    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…

  19. The Policy Implications of Internet Connectivity in Public Libraries

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    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…

  20. The Policy Implications of Internet Connectivity in Public Libraries

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    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…

  1. Discipline and the Discipline: Histories of the British Public Library.

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    Peatling, G. K.

    2003-01-01

    Suggests that historians of British public libraries may be restricted in their ability to pose certain questions about their subject matter because of the structure of the institutions of library history. Discusses problem patrons; critiques of public libraries; and library access and social exclusion. (Contains 95 references.) (Author/LRW)

  2. Oral History in Public Libraries. Occasional Papers Number 167.

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    Palmer, Joseph W.

    In order to gather information detailing the extent and effectiveness of oral history projects in public libraries, questionnaires were sent to public libraries in 11 states that listed "oral history" among their resources in the American Library Directory, and to a small number of other libraries in these states with oral history…

  3. Discipline and the Discipline: Histories of the British Public Library.

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    Peatling, G. K.

    2003-01-01

    Suggests that historians of British public libraries may be restricted in their ability to pose certain questions about their subject matter because of the structure of the institutions of library history. Discusses problem patrons; critiques of public libraries; and library access and social exclusion. (Contains 95 references.) (Author/LRW)

  4. Public Library Services to Older People in Pennsylvania: A Survey.

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    Ling-nam, Leo Ip

    The purpose of this study was to establish a profile of services to older people in Pennsylvania public libraries. A survey was distributed to 50 district library centers and headquarters of the state library and 50 independent public libraries. The response rate was 65%. Major findings of the study were the following: (1) 66.15% of respondents…

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

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    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…

  6. Perceptions of Puppet Use by Public Library Administrators.

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    Parker, Denise K.

    This study was concerned with the relationship between the perceptions public library administrators have of the possible influences of puppet use in libraries and the degree to which puppets are used in their libraries. Sixty-nine of the 80 questionnaires returned by public libraries in U.S. cities of 100,000 to 250,000 population were considered…

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

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    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…

  8. Nebraska's Plan for Library Service. Section I, Regional Organization for Nebraska's Public Libraries.

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    Nebraska Library Association, Lincoln.

    This is a revision of "Regional Organization for Nebraska Libraries" published in 1962, which described the statewide program for library cooperation begun in 1962, proposing a regional pattern to involve all public libraries and establishment of minimum standards for the libraries designated as regional library centers. In the present…

  9. Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 1998.

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    Chute, Adrienne; Kroe, P. Elaine

    2001-01-01

    Summarizes universe data on public libraries in the United States. Includes information about public libraries' administrative structure and legal basis, operating income and expenditures, staff, collections, and services. (Author/SLD)

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

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    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…

  11. Public Libraries in the United States: FY 1997.

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    Chute, Adrienne; Kroe, P. Elaine

    2000-01-01

    Summarizes information about public libraries, including their number, administrative structure and legal basis, operating income and expenditures, staffing and collections, and services. Data from the Public Libraries Survey of the National Center for Education Statistics reflect the 8,967 public libraries in the 50 states and the District of…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  16. 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.

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    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…

  17. Centralized Library Services for Audiovisual Media. AV in Action 4.

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    Nederlands Bibliotheek en Lektuur Centrum, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Designed to provide assistance to countries in developing centralized services to their libraries for nonbook materials, this pamphlet contains examples from five countries that have succeeded in establishing such services. Those examples include: (1) "The Central Library Service for AV-Materials in Denmark" (Suzanne Hemmeth…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  20. Public Libraries, Communities, and Technology: Twelve Case Studies.

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    Council on Library Resources, Inc., Washington, DC.

    The Council on Library Resources, which for many years has identified library issues and developed new approaches to library operations, is interested in addressing the challenges public libraries face in an era of information revolution. Through a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Council has established a program to study innovation…

  1. The Best of Intentions: The Role of the Public Library in the Improvement of Public Education.

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    Sager, Donald

    1992-01-01

    Discussion of changes in the relationship between public libraries and school libraries presents the views of six public librarians on the role of public libraries in the improvement of public education. Highlights include children's programs, political involvement, adult literacy programs, an argument against involvement in public education, and…

  2. Integrated Library Systems in Canadian Public, Academic and Special Libraries: Fourth Annual Survey.

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    Merilees, Bobbie

    1990-01-01

    Reports the results of a survey of integrated library system vendors that examined installations in Canadian academic, public and special libraries during 1989. Findings discussed include large library system versus PC-based system market shares, an analysis of system selection by type of library, and other factors that affect system selection. A…

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

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    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…

  4. Electronic Mail Reference Services in the Public Library.

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  7. Symbiotic Situation. Brown County, Aberdeen, and Alexander Mitchell Public Library.

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    Barton, David

    Utilizing 1970 census data and updates plus local data and library records, the study seeks to assess the current status of public library usage in and around Aberdeen, South Dakota. A demographic profile of the community as a whole was first constructed and then compared with similar data for known public library users. Information was also…

  8. 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

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  12. IFLA General Conference, 1984. General Research Libraries Division. Section on Parliamentary Libraries; Section on Public Libraries; Section on University and Other General Research Libraries. Papers.

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

    Papers on government libraries, public libraries, and research libraries presented at the 1984 IFLA general conference include: (1) "Library Services for Research" (Maria S. Pla de Menendez, Colombia); (2) "Interlibrary Loans, Present and Future: A Consideration for Academic Library Management" (Geoffrey G. Allen, Australia);…

  13. IFLA General Conference, 1984. General Research Libraries Division. Section on Parliamentary Libraries; Section on Public Libraries; Section on University and Other General Research Libraries. Papers.

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

    Papers on government libraries, public libraries, and research libraries presented at the 1984 IFLA general conference include: (1) "Library Services for Research" (Maria S. Pla de Menendez, Colombia); (2) "Interlibrary Loans, Present and Future: A Consideration for Academic Library Management" (Geoffrey G. Allen, Australia);…

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

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    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…

  15. The Public Library: Middle-Age Crisis or Old Age?

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    Martin, Lowell A.

    1983-01-01

    Assesses the state of the public library, briefly reviewing the history of the institution and discussing library purpose, services, and patrons at the present and in the future. Seven references are provided. (EJS)

  16. Public Library Programming for Young Adults: Frill or Necessity?

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    Pedak, Maria

    1978-01-01

    Argues that libraries have a social responsibility toward their patrons, and that the public library can and should provide a positive, supportive role for young adults in their development toward independence. (JD)

  17. Of Making Many Books: A Library Publication Program

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    Davis, Jo-Ann; And Others

    1971-01-01

    The paper discusses the need for and development of a library publication program. Details of organization, procedures, and personnel are discussed; the principles of which have broad application to other academic and research libraries. (Author)

  18. Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2000.

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    Chute, Adrienne; Kroe, P. Elaine; Garner, Patricia; Polcari, Maria; Ramsey, Cynthia Jo

    2002-01-01

    Summarizes information about public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 2000. Also contains information about service measures, including Internet access, and collections and library finance. (SLD)

  19. Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 1996.

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    Chute, Adrienne; Kroe, P. Elaine

    1999-01-01

    The 40 tables of this report summarize information about libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in fiscal year 1996. Includes information about public library service measures, administration and staffing, and other characteristics. (SLD)

  20. The Role of the Public Library in Maine: Consumer Needs and Attitudes Towards Public Libraries in Maine.

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    Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.

    To assist the Governor's Task Force to study library services in Maine, Arthur D. Little, Inc. was retained to identify the attitudes of the general public toward libraries and how these attitudes affect library use. A series of four panel discussions was conducted; a survey of the general public was made; data was orally presented; and a workshop…

  1. 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

  2. Public Services Goals and Objectives in ARL Libraries. Kit 84.

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    Soete, George

    This publication is a collection of library public services policy statements, which were received in response to a survey of members of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in the fall of 1980, and additional recent statements. A concise summary of issues related to public services policies precedes the main body of the kit, in which 25…

  3. UK Public Libraries: Roles in Adult Literacy Provision

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    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…

  4. Public Support for Library Service: Revolutionary Democracy in Action

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    Hilton, Robert C.

    1978-01-01

    The origins of public support for libraries in Massachusetts during the early to mid 1800's is discussed. Records indicate that the origins of the public library movement stem from a public feeling of need rather than elitism, philanthropy, or preservation of the status quo. (JPF)

  5. Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries

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    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…

  6. Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries

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    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. Public Library and School Library Organizational Relationships and Interlibrary Cooperation; a Policy Statement.

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

    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Division of Library Services supports the development of formal and informal cooperative arrangements between public libraries and school media programs. Although the two institutions share the common goal of providing information resources to their relevant publics, the authority for their…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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,…

  13. Teaching the Research Paper at the Public Library.

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    Holloway, Carol

    1983-01-01

    Describes John Wood Community College's cooperative program with the Quincy Public Library, through which students enrolled in an English course focusing on the research paper utilize video cassette lessons on using the library and writing a research paper. Suggests that the library-based course enhances students' ability to do individual…

  14. Utah Public Library Service, 2001: An Annual Report.

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    Long, Sandi

    This annual report of Utah public library services presents data useful for local library planning. This information is presented in two sections: core performance measures and general tables. Statewide summary data and breakouts by the populations of the library jurisdictions are provided for the following core performance measures: (1) visits…

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

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    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…

  16. A Study of the Combined School Public Library. Phase I.

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    Aaron, Shirley L.; Smith, Sue O.

    The State Library of Florida funded a year-long project to examine the concept of cooperative/combined programs between school and public libraries to determine their potential for improving library services and reducing expenditures. Phase I involved development of an interview schedule and evaluation instruments, and visitation of the seven…

  17. Microcomputers in School and Public Libraries: A Directory.

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    Quanbeck, Beth Marie, Comp.; Gilliland, Donna, Comp.

    Intended for use as a networking source for microcomputer users, this directory collates the results of a survey on microcomputer usage in school and public libraries in South Dakota that was conducted in the spring of 1990. Entries are divided by type of library. Subsections within the school section are a directory of libraries that report any…

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

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    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…

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

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    Benkert, Alan G.; Glover, Jane

    This final performance report for Groton Public Library's Project LIFT (Libraries Involve Families Today), an outreach program designed to promote literacy among low-income families, begins with a section that provides quantitative data. The role of the library in the project is then described; participating organizations and sites used are…

  20. Library Research and Statistics. Research on Libraries and Librarianship in 2002; Number of Libraries in the United States and Canada; Highlights of NCES Surveys; Library Acquisition Expenditures, 2001-2002: U.S. Public, Academic, Special, and Government Libraries; LJ Budget Report: A Precarious Holding Pattern; Price Indexes for Public and Academic Libraries; Library Buildings 2002: The Building Buck Doesn't Stop Here.

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    Lynch, Mary Jo; Oder, Norman; Halstead, Kent; Fox, Bette-Lee

    2003-01-01

    Includes seven reports that discuss research on libraries and librarianship, including academic, public, and school libraries; awards and grants; number of libraries in the United States and Canada; National Center for Education Statistics results; library expenditures for public, academic, special, and government libraries; library budgets; price…

  1. Holbrook Public Library and Holbrook High School Library--Two Avenues to the Same Goal: Service.

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    Rothlisberg, Allen P.

    This report describes how a public library and a high school library in Holbrook, Arizona, have both provided service to their clienteles through a common method: the full use of their community's resources. The Holbrook High School Library, which is completely automated, has been successful with its creative funding techniques and as a…

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

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    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…

  3. The U.S. Library Program: Analysis of the Impact on Staff in Louisiana Public Libraries.

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    Robins, David; King, Monica; Landry, David O.

    2002-01-01

    Reports the results of a survey conducted shortly after the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, through its U.S. Library Program, awarded a statewide grant of computers and software to public libraries in Louisiana, to gather data about the grant's impact on library staff. A copy of the survey is appended. (Author/LRW)

  4. 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.

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    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…

  5. A Study of Four Library Programs for Disadvantaged Persons. Part II Appendices A: Brooklyn Public Library Preschool Project, Queens Borough Public Library Operation Head Start.

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    Winsor, Charlotte B.; Burrows, Lodema

    This document contains observations by library staff and interviews with members of the communities served about the Brooklyn Public Library preschool Project and the Queens Borough Public Library Operation Head Start. These two projects offer storybook and picture-book programs for preschool disadvantaged children and programs for their parents.…

  6. Public Library Service for San Benito County.

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    McGovern, Gail

    A sparsely populated, agricultural area, San Benito County (California) provides library services in conjunction with the Hollister city library and in cooperation with the San Juan Bautista city library. Financing comes from the county general fund. There are no written goals or policy statements and no professionally trained librarians. As…

  7. Format Proliferation in Public Libraries. ERIC Digest.

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    Parry, Norm

    More choice in formats for library customers may mean more constraints on choices in materials acquisition. An increase in the number of formats libraries provide may, over time, substantially alter the quality and diversity of library collections. This ERIC Digest examines some of the costs and challenges presented by format proliferation and…

  8. Public Service Ethics in Health Sciences Libraries.

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    Wood, M. Sandra

    1991-01-01

    Discussion of ethics in libraries focuses on health sciences libraries. Highlights include distinguishing features of reference services in health sciences libraries, including the technical nature of the literature and pressures and time constraints on health care personnel; quality of service; access to information; confidentiality; intellectual…

  9. Meriden Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

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    MacCabe, Bruce

    The Literacy Learning Center Project, a project of the Meriden Public Library (Connecticut), targeted the educationally underserved and functionally illiterate, and involved recruitment, retention, space renovation, coalition building, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, computer assisted services, and…

  10. Psychological Problems of Normal Aging: Implications for Public Library Service.

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    Wiley, Mary Dale

    Few people are conditioned in the middle years to cope with the prospect of old age and retirement. If public libraries could act as the liaison in this transition, perhaps more people would be prepared to lead productive lives after age 65. Public libraries set aside sections for children and young adults but fail to do the same for the elderly.…

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

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    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,…

  12. Studying Indiana Public Libraries' Usage of Internet Filters

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    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…

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

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    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…

  14. Censorship Challenges to Books in Scottish Public Libraries

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    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…

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

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    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…

  16. Information Access through Electronic Databases for Rural Public Libraries.

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    Canepi, Kitti

    1997-01-01

    To compile a list of recommended electronic databases for rural libraries, public library patron questions received by the Arizona State Reference Center were searched on ten databases. The results indicated Books in Print, Magazine Database, ABI/INFORM, Public Affairs Information System (PAIS), and Government Printing Office (GPO) Publications…

  17. Censorship Challenges to Books in Scottish Public Libraries

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    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…

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

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    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,…

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

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    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…

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

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    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)

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

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    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. Community Information Resources in United States Public Libraries.

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    Resnik, Robert

    1997-01-01

    Public libraries should be the place people go to seek community information, but inconsistent format and quality of delivery has created a void other providers of online information are filling. Examines online community information and discusses the results of an informal survey of 103 public libraries and their community information resources.…

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

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    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.…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  6. Community Information Resources in United States Public Libraries.

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    Resnik, Robert

    1997-01-01

    Public libraries should be the place people go to seek community information, but inconsistent format and quality of delivery has created a void other providers of online information are filling. Examines online community information and discusses the results of an informal survey of 103 public libraries and their community information resources.…

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

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    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. Studying Indiana Public Libraries' Usage of Internet Filters

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  14. Library Programs. Evaluating Federally Funded Public Library Programs.

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    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"…

  15. NASA and Public Libraries: Enhancing STEM Literacy in Underserved Communities

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    Dusenbery, P.; LaConte, K.; Harold, J. B.; Randall, C.

    2016-12-01

    NASA research programs are helping humanity understand the origin and evolution of galaxies, stars, and planets, and defining the conditions necessary to support life beyond Earth. The Space Science Institute's (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) was recently funded by NASA`s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) to develop and implement a project called NASA@ My Library: A National Earth and Space Science Initiative That Connects NASA, Public Libraries and Their Communities. As places that offer their services for free, public libraries have become the "public square" by providing a place where members of a community can gather for information, educational programming, and policy discussions. Libraries are developing new ways to engage their patrons in STEM learning, and NCIL's STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) has been supporting their efforts for the last eight years, including through a vibrant community of practice that serves both librarians and STEM professionals. Project stakeholders include public library staff, state libraries, the earth and space science education community at NASA, subject matter experts, and informal science educators. The project will leverage high-impact SMD and library events to catalyze partnerships through dissemination of SMD assets and professional development. It will also develop frameworks for public libraries to increase STEM interest pathways in their communities (with supports for reaching underserved audiences). This presentation will summarize the key activities and expected outcomes of the 5-year project.

  16. Public library consumer health information pilot project: results of a National Library of Medicine evaluation

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    Wood, Fred B.; Lyon, Becky; Schell, Mary Beth; Kitendaugh, Paula; Cid, Victor H.; Siegel, Elliot R.

    2000-01-01

    In October 1998, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a pilot project to learn about the role of public libraries in providing health information to the public and to generate information that would assist NLM and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) in learning how best to work with public libraries in the future. Three regional medical libraries (RMLs), eight resource libraries, and forty-one public libraries or library systems from nine states and the District of Columbia were selected for participation. The pilot project included an evaluation component that was carried out in parallel with project implementation. The evaluation ran through September 1999. The results of the evaluation indicated that participating public librarians were enthusiastic about the training and information materials provided as part of the project and that many public libraries used the materials and conducted their own outreach to local communities and groups. Most libraries applied the modest funds to purchase additional Internet-accessible computers and/or upgrade their health-reference materials. However, few of the participating public libraries had health information centers (although health information was perceived as a top-ten or top-five topic of interest to patrons). Also, the project generated only minimal usage of NLM's consumer health database, known as MEDLINEplus, from the premises of the monitored libraries (patron usage from home or office locations was not tracked). The evaluation results suggested a balanced follow-up by NLM and the NN/LM, with a few carefully selected national activities, complemented by a package of targeted activities that, as of January 2000, are being planned, developed, or implemented. The results also highlighted the importance of building an evaluation component into projects like this one from the outset, to assure that objectives were met and that evaluative information was available on a timely basis, as was

  17. Public library consumer health information pilot project: results of a National Library of Medicine evaluation.

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    Wood, F B; Lyon, B; Schell, M B; Kitendaugh, P; Cid, V H; Siegel, E R

    2000-10-01

    In October 1998, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a pilot project to learn about the role of public libraries in providing health information to the public and to generate information that would assist NLM and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) in learning how best to work with public libraries in the future. Three regional medical libraries (RMLs), eight resource libraries, and forty-one public libraries or library systems from nine states and the District of Columbia were selected for participation. The pilot project included an evaluation component that was carried out in parallel with project implementation. The evaluation ran through September 1999. The results of the evaluation indicated that participating public librarians were enthusiastic about the training and information materials provided as part of the project and that many public libraries used the materials and conducted their own outreach to local communities and groups. Most libraries applied the modest funds to purchase additional Internet-accessible computers and/or upgrade their health-reference materials. However, few of the participating public libraries had health information centers (although health information was perceived as a top-ten or top-five topic of interest to patrons). Also, the project generated only minimal usage of NLM's consumer health database, known as MEDLINEplus, from the premises of the monitored libraries (patron usage from home or office locations was not tracked). The evaluation results suggested a balanced follow-up by NLM and the NN/LM, with a few carefully selected national activities, complemented by a package of targeted activities that, as of January 2000, are being planned, developed, or implemented. The results also highlighted the importance of building an evaluation component into projects like this one from the outset, to assure that objectives were met and that evaluative information was available on a timely basis, as was

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

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    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)

  19. Partnerships for Free Choice Learning: Public Libraries, Museums, and Public Broadcasters Working Together.

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    Walker, Chris; Manjarrez, Carlos A.

    This study explores partnerships among cultural and educational institutions engaged in informal lifelong learning, focusing on public libraries, museums, public radio, and public television. Data come from surveys of adults; surveys of library, museum, and public broadcast station executives and staff; and field investigations in seven urban…

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

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    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…

  1. The public library as therapeutic landscape: a qualitative case study.

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    Brewster, Liz

    2014-03-01

    The idea of the therapeutic landscape has been widely used to describe the relationship between place and improvements in mental health. This paper uses data from a qualitative study conducted with people with mental health problems to outline the role of the public library as a therapeutic landscape. It situates the public library as a space that is simultaneously familiar and welcoming, comforting and calming, and empowering. Further, the paper reflects on the impact of proposed library closures in light of these previously hidden benefits, thinking about the library's role as an environment and not as a service provider.

  2. The Marketing of Public Library Services.

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    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)

  3. The Marketing of Public Library Services.

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    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)

  4. The World of Public Relations: For Libraries.

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    Barber, Peggy

    Included in this manual are (1) a check list for developing and planning an effective library marketing program; (2) tips for writing library news releases; (3) tips for mass media marketing using radio and television; (4) a sample form for building a media file with information on specific radio and TV stations; (5) tips for planning a library…

  5. The World of Public Relations: For Libraries.

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    Barber, Peggy

    Included in this manual are (1) a check list for developing and planning an effective library marketing program; (2) tips for writing library news releases; (3) tips for mass media marketing using radio and television; (4) a sample form for building a media file with information on specific radio and TV stations; (5) tips for planning a library…

  6. Libraries in Transition: Responses to Change. Selected Papers from North Central Library Conference (Milwaukee, October 11-14, 1967).

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    Schwab, Bernard, Comp.

    This report includes selected papers and edited discussions recorded during the North Central Library Conference of 1967. Topics discussed include: changing perspectives in librarianship; legislation and changing library needs; library personnel needs, recruitment, and training problems; library cooperation; research in reference service; and…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  9. Young Adult Reference Services in the Public Library.

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    Boylan, Patricia

    1984-01-01

    Methods suggested for use by public libraries to stay on top of school assignments include a large, loose-leaf type binder entitled "School Assignments" to be kept at reference desk; assignment-related book lists; school assignment forms; and teacher notification forms to alert them if the library cannot fulfill their information…

  10. Young Adult Reference Services in the Public Library.

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    Boylan, Patricia

    1984-01-01

    Methods suggested for use by public libraries to stay on top of school assignments include a large, loose-leaf type binder entitled "School Assignments" to be kept at reference desk; assignment-related book lists; school assignment forms; and teacher notification forms to alert them if the library cannot fulfill their information…

  11. School Public Library Censorship and the First Amendment.

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    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,…

  12. Public Library Statistics, 1950. Bulletin, 1953, No. 9

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    Dunbar, Ralph M.

    1954-01-01

    The Office of Education has long been interested in the development of public libraries as agencies to further the educational progress of the nation. Beginning with 1870, it has issued at intervals statistical compilations on the status of the various types of libraries. Marking a change in that program, the comprehensive collection covering…

  13. Public Library Use of Free E-Resources

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    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…

  14. Another Look at Public Library Referenda in Illinois.

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    Adams, Stanley E.

    1996-01-01

    Presents 14 tables depicting Illinois public library referenda data from fiscal year 1977/78 through November 1995. Discusses success rates in terms of even versus odd years and spring versus fall for fiscal years 1986-95. Outlines types of library referenda, including: annexation; tax increase; bond issue; establishment (district); conversion to…

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

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    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)

  16. Another Look at Public Library Referenda in Illinois.

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    Adams, Stanley E.

    1996-01-01

    Presents 14 tables depicting Illinois public library referenda data from fiscal year 1977/78 through November 1995. Discusses success rates in terms of even versus odd years and spring versus fall for fiscal years 1986-95. Outlines types of library referenda, including: annexation; tax increase; bond issue; establishment (district); conversion to…

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

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    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…

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

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    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 human-computer…

  19. A Practical Guide to Preservation in School and Public Libraries.

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    Sitts, Maxine K.

    This monograph provides some starting points for beginning preservation activities in libraries within a framework of three key essentials: awareness, judgment, and advocacy. In the first section, the text is concerned with how public and school libraries can both contribute to, and benefit from, the vast amount of preservation information that is…

  20. PR: The State of Public Relations in Academic Libraries.

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    Ford, Vikki

    1985-01-01

    Presents results of survey of 48 academic library directors on use and effectiveness of public relations (PR) programs (planned PR programs administered by one person, coordinated PR programs, favored channels of communication, importance of academic library PR). Recommendations based on survey results and review of literature are offered. (22…

  1. Quality Management and Self Assessment Tools for Public Libraries.

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    Evans, Margaret Kinnell

    This paper describes a two-year study by the British Library Research and Innovation Centre that examined the potential of self-assessment for public library services. The approaches that formed the basis for the investigation were the Business Excellence Model, the Quality Framework, and the Democratic Approach. Core values were identified by…

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

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    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…

  3. Trustee Essentials: A Handbook for Wisconsin Public Library Trustees.

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    Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.

    This handbook for Trustees of the Wisconsin Public Library describes in detail the tasks involved in being a library trustee. The handbook comprises a number of "Trustee Essentials" that cover the basic essential information needed by Trustees, as well as sources of additional information. Contents include: The Trustee Job Description;…

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

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    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…

  5. Hidden Perceptions: Edmonton Gay Males and the Edmonton Public Library.

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    Joyce, Steven; Schrader, Alvin M.

    1997-01-01

    Explores the information needs of gay males in Edmonton (Alberta) and their perceptions of how successful the Edmonton Public Library is in meeting their needs. Data from self-administered questionnaires is reported, and findings indicate that when "coming out" the library was the most significant resource; however, there was…

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

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    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 human-computer…

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

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    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)

  8. Outreach Services for Older Adults at the Wadsworth Public Library.

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    Black, Barbara A.

    This paper reports on a study conducted to assist the Wadsworth Public Library in future planning and refining of services to older adults especially in library outreach. A questionnaire was distributed to residents (n=350) of one nursing home, four apartment complexes for seniors, one assisted living complex, one senior center, and any patrons…

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

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    Ziegler, Myra; Garten, Thelma

    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 Literate Adults Mean Prosperity (LAMP) project of the Summers County Public Library (Hinton, West Virginia), provided recruitment, retention, training, rural oriented, basic…

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

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    Maravilla, Virginia

    The Lowell Public Library (Indiana) Adult Literacy Program expanded literacy efforts of the library and its volunteer tutors by increasing the program enrollment numbers of the functionally illiterate English-speaking, English as a Second Language (ESL), migrant workers, and Basic Math students; assisted students in achieving their stated goals in…

  11. 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.

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    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…

  12. [The libraries of the public hospitals in Spain. An economic analysis. The Research Group on Libraries].

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    Sánchez Gómez, C; Lázaro y de Mercado, P; Poza Sanz, M A; Estrada Lorenzo, J M

    1999-01-01

    The continuous increase in scientific knowledge in the health field, the development of new technologies and the rising cost of publications means that libraries are essential for patient care, medical education and research. In Spain some deficiencies have been seen in hospital libraries, and their cost is unknown. To analyze the cost of public hospital libraries in Spain and to estimate the cost of adapting them to international standards. Cross-sectional survey of public hospitals larger than 100 beds, or smaller public hospitals with teaching accreditation. Information on the variables of interest was collected by questionnaire mailed to the libraries and followed up by telephone. Data collection was completed in 1996. The information on costs is for 1994. A sensitivity analysis was done to examine the effects of imprecise estimates and assumptions. Of the 314 hospitals identified, 211 (67.2%) had libraries. The 1994 cost of the of the 211 libraries was 3,060 million pesetas (mean cost: 14.5 million pesetas). Personnel costs were the most important item (38% of the total), followed by the cost of subscriptions (29%). The cost of hospital libraries represented 0.08% of national public expenditures on health. The cost of correcting inadequacies in accordance with international standards would increase spending by about 400 million pesetas the first year (0.01% of public spending on health). The cost of hospital libraries represents only a small fraction of public spending on health. Correction of the observed deficiencies and the importance of libraries in the health system would require increasing spending to about 0.1% of public spending on health.

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  15. PR for Pennies: Low-Cost Library Public Relations.

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    Baeckler, Virginia Van Wynen

    This manual is designed to demystify a number of public relations techniques for those who wish to start producing their own materials with a minimum of time and money. Chapters focus on public relations; the library stereotype; words, ideas, and pictures; offset printing; creative print distribution; exhibits and posters; public speaking; and the…

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

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    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…

  17. LIBRARY SCIENCE EDUCATION AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO COMPETENCE IN ADULT BOOK SELECTION IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES. RESEARCH SERIES NO. 9.

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    MCCROSSAN, JOHN A.

    THIS STUDY WAS DESIGNED TO TEST HYPOTHESES THAT LIBRARY SCHOOL GRADUATES AS BOOK SELECTORS FOR PUBLIC LIBRARY COLLECTIONS ARE SUPERIOR TO UNTRAINED LIBRARIANS. A STUDY WAS MADE OF LIBRARY STANDARDS AND LIBRARY LITERATURE IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH GENERALLY ACCEPTED PRINCIPLES WHICH RESULT IN BUILDING GOOD LIBRARY COLLECTIONS. TWO GROUPS OF TEN…

  18. The Library Collection and the Community: A Handbook for Small Public Libraries.

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

    The process of selecting and maintaining the collection for the community consumes much of the staff's time in public libraries. Small libraries with fewer staff have less time for these activities. This handbook enables staff to use their time most efficiently while doing specific tasks; forms, checklists, and samples are used as guides. The main…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  1. California Library Statistics, 2009: Fiscal Year 2007-2008 from Public, Academic, Special and County Law Libraries

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    Bray, Ira, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    Each year the State Library sends annual report forms to California's public, academic, special, state agency, and county law libraries. Statistical data from those reports are tabulated in this publication, with directory listings published in the companion volume, "California Library Directory." For this fiscal year, 389 libraries of…

  2. Public Library Trustees of Colorado: Responsibilities and Opportunities. A Manual for the Trustees of Colorado Public Libraries.

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    Colorado Library Association, Denver.

    This basic reference on the responsibilities and opportunities of library trustees provides information on the public libraries of Colorado and how they are established, operated, and funded, as well as clues to needed information--i.e., some philosophy, many facts, opinions, recommended practices, and suggestions. Chapters focus on the types of…

  3. Beyond Books: Public Libraries As Partners For Population Health.

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    Morgan, Anna U; Dupuis, Roxanne; D'Alonzo, Bernadette; Johnson, Andria; Graves, Amy; Brooks, Kiahana L; McClintock, Autumn; Klusaritz, Heather; Bogner, Hillary; Long, Judith A; Grande, David; Cannuscio, Carolyn C

    2016-11-01

    Public libraries are not usually included in discussions about improving population health. They are, however, well positioned to be partners in building a culture of health through programming that addresses the social determinants of health. The Healthy Library Initiative, a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia (the public library system that serves the city), has undertaken such efforts in Philadelphia. In this article we report findings from an assessment of how ten highly subscribed programs address the social determinants of health, as well as results of interviews with community residents and library staff. Of the 5.8 million in-person Free Library visits in 2015, 500,000 included attendance at specialized programs that addressed multiple health determinants, such as housing and literacy. Library staff provided intensive support to vulnerable populations including homeless people, people with mental illness and substance use, recent immigrants, and children and families suffering from trauma. We found that public libraries are trusted institutions that have broad population reach and untapped potential to improve population health. Project HOPE—The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

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

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    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.

  5. Evolution of an academic–public library partnership*

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    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

  6. Evolution of an academic-public library partnership.

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    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.

  7. Giving Teens a Chance: Karl Kendall--Phoenix Public Library

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    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Karl Kendall knows that while comic books, computers, and daily movies will grab teens' interest, what they long for most is respect. As head of Teen Central, a 4,000 square foot space on the fourth floor of Phoenix's Burton Barr Central Library, Kendall provides teens with a place where their ideas and opinions are listened to, their talents…

  8. Giving Teens a Chance: Karl Kendall--Phoenix Public Library

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    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Karl Kendall knows that while comic books, computers, and daily movies will grab teens' interest, what they long for most is respect. As head of Teen Central, a 4,000 square foot space on the fourth floor of Phoenix's Burton Barr Central Library, Kendall provides teens with a place where their ideas and opinions are listened to, their talents…

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

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    LaRue, Elizabeth M

    2004-01-01

    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 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 general. PMID:15550171

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

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    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

  11. Government Research Services in the Public Library.

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    Davidsson, Robert I.

    1997-01-01

    Describes the Government Information Service of Florida's Palm Beach County Library System (PBCLS). Highlights include models for service, the need for specialized government services, costs versus benefits, the Question-Response Service and Government Web site, and keys to success. (AEF)

  12. Long Range Program for Georgia Public Libraries.

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    Georgia State Dept of Education, Atlanta. Div. of Public Library Services.

    The development of each area of Georgia's long range plan required the identification of present and projected needs, the definition of objectives and action plans to meet those needs, establishment of periodic evaluation procedures, dissemination of information, coordination with all types of libraries and their programs, allocations of funds for…

  13. A Public Access Videotex Library Service.

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    Phillips, Roger

    1982-01-01

    Outlines the contracting of systems--CompuServe, The Source, and Dow Jones News Retrieval--as well as the purchasing of hardware with easy access and low cost and development of procedures for a videotex information service at Wheaton College Library. Examples of usage of the systems are provided. (EJS)

  14. Developing Public Library Services for Young Adults.

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    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"…

  15. OASES: Public Library/Community College Partnership

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    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)

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  19. All about Community: Jane Fisher--New York Public Library

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    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This brief article focuses on the career and accomplishments of Coordinator of Information Services, New York Public Library (NYPL), Jane Fisher. Her professional and academic career has spanned the fields of librarianship, health care, and public administration. Based on her most recent experiences and advancements, she has learned how libraries…

  20. The Challenge of Building Multilingual Collections in Canadian Public Libraries.

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    Dilevko, Juris; Dali, Keren

    2002-01-01

    Discusses results of a Web-based survey that was conducted to determine the extent to which Canadian public libraries are collecting multilingual materials, methods used to select materials, and whether public librarians are prepared to provide multilingual clientele with adequate materials and services. Examines constraints preventing public…

  1. Dishing It Out: Satellite Services in Public Libraries.

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    Amdursky, Saul J.

    1985-01-01

    Discusses the installation of a communication satellite dish at the Bloomington Public Library (Illinois). Highlights include rationale for the purchase, uses of teleconferencing, technical questions, interference and licensing, locating the dish, selecting a vendor, equipment and installation, publicity and use of the dish, and plans for the…

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

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    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…

  3. All about Community: Jane Fisher--New York Public Library

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    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    This brief article focuses on the career and accomplishments of Coordinator of Information Services, New York Public Library (NYPL), Jane Fisher. Her professional and academic career has spanned the fields of librarianship, health care, and public administration. Based on her most recent experiences and advancements, she has learned how libraries…

  4. Dishing It Out: Satellite Services in Public Libraries.

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    Amdursky, Saul J.

    1985-01-01

    Discusses the installation of a communication satellite dish at the Bloomington Public Library (Illinois). Highlights include rationale for the purchase, uses of teleconferencing, technical questions, interference and licensing, locating the dish, selecting a vendor, equipment and installation, publicity and use of the dish, and plans for the…

  5. The Conference on the Future of the Public Library.

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    Sager, Donald

    1988-01-01

    Summarizes events at an OCLC-sponsored conference at which three major issues were addressed: (1) how public libraries will improve access to services and resources; (2) how public librarians will interact with users and what skills/attitudes they will require; and (3) the impact of interlibrary cooperation in light of changes in society and…

  6. Directory of public libraries. Toxic chemical release inventory

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    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.

  7. Fort Collins Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

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    Ladd, Joan; Rockwell, Connie

    During the fiscal year 1992-1993, the Fort Collins Public Library (Colorado) conducted a project that involved the recruitment of tutors and adult learners, public awareness, training, and collection development. The project served a community of over 200,000 people, and had a target population of the local minority population, with an emphasis on…

  8. Irvington Public Library, Final Performance Report for Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI, Library Literacy Program.

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    Shader, Holly

    The Irvington Public Library (Irvington, New Jersey) conducted a project that involved recruitment, retention, public awareness, training, basic literacy, collection development, tutoring, and intergenerational/family programs. The project served a community of 25,000-50,000 people, and targeted the learned disabled and intergenerational/families.…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  12. "For Poor Nations a Library Service Is Vital": Establishing a National Public Library Service in Tanzania in the 1960s

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    Olden, Anthony

    2005-01-01

    The Tanganyika Library Service (TLS) was the national public library service set up in Tanzania, East Africa, in the 1960s. By the end of the decade, it was generally regarded as a model of Western-style public library development in Africa. This is an account of its establishment and early years based on accessible documentary sources in Tanzania…

  13. Plan Your Excellence: Library Directors' Input on Use and Revision of "Standards for Public Library Service in Alabama."

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    Stephens, Annabel K.; Smith, Jim

    1995-01-01

    Directors of Alabama's 180 public libraries and 21 library systems were surveyed to determine their use and opinions of the "1988 Standards for Public Library Service in Alabama." Replies included feedback on standards directors considered most or least helpful and suggestions for additional standards. Analysis of the responses is…

  14. California State Library Statistics, 2004: Fiscal Year 2002-2003. From Public, Academic, Special and County Law Libraries

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    Bray, Ira, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    Each year the State Library sends annual report forms to California's academic, public, special, state agency, and county law libraries. Statistical data from those reports are tabulated in this publication, with directory listings published in the companion volume, California Library Directory. For this fiscal year four hundred and thirty seven…

  15. California Library Statistics, 2005: Fiscal Year 2003-2004 from Public, Academic, Special and County Law Libraries

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    Bray, Ira, Ed.

    2005-01-01

    Each year the State Library sends annual report forms to California's academic, public, special, state agency, and county law libraries. Statistical data from those reports are tabulated in this publication, with directory listings published in the companion volume, California Library Directory. For this fiscal year four hundred and eight…

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

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    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…

  17. An Evaluation of the Graphic Arts/Public Relations Program of the Capitol Region Library Council.

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    Vrecenak, Robert D.

    The Graphic Arts/Public Relations (GA/PR) program of the Capitol Region Library Council (CRLC) of Connecticut proposed to increase the public's awareness of libraries and library services in the Capitol Region, and increase public relations awareness in libraries. It was an outreach type of program that attempted to have positive effects on the…

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

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    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…

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

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    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.…

  20. 36 CFR 1280.92 - When are the Presidential library museums open to the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 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 open to the public? (a) The hours of operation at Presidential Library museums vary. Please contact...

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 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 open to the public? (a) The Presidential library museums are open every day except Thanksgiving,...

  2. 36 CFR 1280.92 - When are the Presidential library museums open to the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 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 open to the public? (a) The Presidential library museums are open every day except Thanksgiving,...

  3. 36 CFR 1280.92 - When are the Presidential library museums open to the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 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 open to the public? (a) The Presidential library museums are open every day except Thanksgiving,...

  4. 36 CFR 1280.92 - When are the Presidential library museums open to the public?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 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 open to the public? (a) The Presidential library museums are open every day except Thanksgiving,...

  5. The Library Public Relations Recipe Book.

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  8. IFLA General Conference, 1992. Division of Libraries Serving the General Public: Open Forum; Section on Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons; INTAMEL (RT); Mobile Libraries (RT). Papers.

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

    Nine papers delivered at the Division of Libraries Serving the General Public at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 1992 annual meeting are presented. In addition to papers about libraries for disadvantaged persons, papers on services to children and young people and to the general public through mobile…

  9. Reading Interests of Older Adult Public Library Users.

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    Gourlie, Suzanne K.

    This study sought to identify the reading interests and preferences of older adult public library users in the Oakwood, Ohio community, and also to gauge interest in large print materials within this group. Surveys assessed in this study were completed by 70 adults age 50 or over. The results revealed a wide range of reading interests and…

  10. The Microcomputer in the Public Library: A Children's Room Experience.

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    Dimick, Barbara

    1983-01-01

    Introduction of an Apple II Plus microcomputer in the Children's Room of the Madison (Wisconsin) Public Library is described and analyzed, noting project goals, computer software, copyright issue, logistics, microcomputer users, and internal use. Lists of computer software and recent books for children about computers and computing are appended.…

  11. "American Psycho": A Collection Management Survey in Canadian Public Libraries.

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    Curry, Ann

    1994-01-01

    Examines questions of censorship based on a study of the novel "American Psycho" and a survey of Canadian public libraries that investigated selection policies and the circulation of controversial titles. Highlights include previous research, Canadian laws regarding freedom of information, role of the chief librarian, and the role of…

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

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    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…

  13. 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

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

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    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.

  15. Solar-Heated Public Library--Troy, Ohio

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1982-01-01

    Report on installation, operation and performance of a solar-heating system installed at the Troy-Miami County Public Library in Troy, Ohio. Solar retrofit system complements passive solar-energy system and interfaces with existing heat, ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

  16. The Public Library: What Can We Do for Your Students?

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    Gerbig, Kori M.

    2009-01-01

    In these days of increased testing and continued failure of inner-city and poor rural schools to meet the grade, it is becoming more and more necessary to turn to the public library to help students reach the ever-increasing goals being set for them. It seems somewhat unfair to hold the schools solely responsible for continued failure when the…

  17. Information Literacy Training in Public Libraries: A Case from Canada

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    Lai, Horng-Ji

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the current state of information literacy (IL) training and to identify the strategies and methods used by Canadian public libraries in improving IL skills for their staff and patrons. Also, the study sought to identify problems associated with the development of IL training. This study employed document…

  18. Information Literacy Training in Public Libraries: A Case from Canada

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    Lai, Horng-Ji

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the current state of information literacy (IL) training and to identify the strategies and methods used by Canadian public libraries in improving IL skills for their staff and patrons. Also, the study sought to identify problems associated with the development of IL training. This study employed document…

  19. Perspectives on Library Public Services from Four Leaders

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    Dallis, Diane

    2017-01-01

    This article explores and examines the state of library services through interviewing a small group of directors, associate deans, and associate university librarians of public services and identifying common themes and insightful views on this area of librarianship. The participants respond to the same set of questions that cover topics including…

  20. A City Manager Looks at Trends Affecting Public Libraries.

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    Kemp, Roger L.

    1999-01-01

    Highlights some important conditions, both present and future, which will have an impact on public libraries. Discusses holding down expenses, including user fees, alternative funding sources, and private cosponsorship of programs; increasing productivity; use of computers and new technologies; staff development and internal marketing; improving…

  1. The Public Library in Non-Traditional Education.

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    Brooks, Jean S.; Reich, David L.

    The Dallas Public Library reports on a two-year independent study project (ISP) developed in cooperation with Southern Methodist University and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Activities described include: provision of an information and materials distribution center for CLEP; making available information about area colleges and…

  2. TAB: A Middle School/Public Library Success Story.

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    Brown, Margaret; Muller, Pat

    1994-01-01

    Describes a cooperative project developed between the Arlington (Virginia) Public Library and local middle schools to form a Teen Advisory Board (TAB), a group of students who read and review new young adult books. Highlights include expansion of the program; student involvement in other activities; and four lists of favorite titles. (LRW)

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

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    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…

  4. Evaluating the Well-Being of Public Library Workers

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    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…

  5. Managing Public Libraries in the 21st Century.

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    Woodrum, Pat, Ed.

    1989-01-01

    The 16 articles in this issue focus on planning for future trends in public library administration. Topics discussed include leadership qualities; administrator education; collective bargaining; funding and budgeting; governance; user fees; collection management; community involvement and support; special population groups; services to educational…

  6. Cost Accounting Procedures for Public Libraries: A Model.

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    Sayre, Ed; Thielen, Lee

    This report presents a model developed to examine costs of public library services, such as reference, circulation, and special programs, to be used by librarians in implementing a program budget and planning a budget system. Allocations for personnel costs, materials costs, costs of supplies and services, technical processing costs, reference use…

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

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    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. The Link between Public Libraries and Early Reading Success

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    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…

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

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    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…

  10. 8. Photocopy of map from Austin Public Library Augustus Koch, ...

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

    8. Photocopy of map from Austin Public Library Augustus Koch, delineator 1873 AERIAL VIEW OF AUSTIN LOOKING NORTHEAST TAYLOR-HuNNIcUTT HOUSE MARKED '5' - Taylor-Hunnicutt House, 405 West Twelfth Street (moved from Guadalupe Street), Austin, Travis County, TX

  11. On-Line Reference Services in Public Libraries.

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    Kusack, James M.

    1979-01-01

    A survey of 34 of the largest public library systems, each serving at least 500,000 people, showed: (1) minority offer online database services; (2) cost is major prohibiting factor; (3) New York Times Information Bank is most popular database; (4) fee structures vary; and (5) business organizations are most frequent users. (JD)

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

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    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…

  13. Evaluating the Well-Being of Public Library Workers

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    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. Determining the Publication Impact of a Digital Library.

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    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…

  16. Adrian Public Library Literacy Education and Development (LEAD) Program.

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    Adrian Public Library, MI.

    Project LEAD (Literacy Education and Development) is an organization of volunteer tutors in English literacy for limited-English-proficient migrant workers, primarily Spanish-speakers. The report details project implementation in Lenawee County (Michigan) by the Adrian Public Library. The report is organized according to the project's eight stated…

  17. The Use of Children's Magazines in a Public Library.

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    Belsches, Jane Faust

    This study determined the percentage and kinds of use of children's magazines in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Public Library and developed a user profile. Observation in the children's room, conducted for 31 hours over a six-week period, found that: (1) a little over six percent of the people who enter the children's room use or check out a…

  18. Making Curiosity Accessible: Lynne Cutler--Oakland Public Library

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    Library Journal, 2004

    2004-01-01

    Lynne Cutler's driving force is the intense curiosity that led her to audit 24 additional courses while studying librarianship. It is what drives her to make Oakland Public Library's services available to those with disabilities, so that everyone can have "access to all the things in life I treasure, like books, words, music, art,…

  19. B.C. Public Library Involvement in Literacy Programs.

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    Houle, Laura

    1990-01-01

    This report presents the methodology and results of a survey which determined the current level of involvement in literacy-related services of 50 public libraries in British Columbia. The primary areas addressed by the survey are: (1) the degree of "formal involvement" in literacy-related activities; (2) most common literacy activities;…

  20. An Unfolding, Not an Unveiling: Creating an Online Public Library.

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    Nielsen, Brian

    1984-01-01

    Focusing on online library catalogs as examples of human relationships as they are involved in process of technological innovations, this paper discusses introduction of innovation using a process model based on public policy research (theory) and experiences of Northwestern University with its online catalog (application). Five references are…

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

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    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…

  2. Public Libraries and New Media: A Review and References.

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    Brown, James W.

    Compiled to describe the current state of new media activities in the public library, this annotated bibliography lists: (1) sources for readers seeking further information, (2) media associations and organizations, and (3) data about selected periodicals and nonprint productions in the area of audiovisual operations and innovations. The media…

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

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    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.…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  6. Buildings, Books, and Bytes: Libraries and Communities in the Digital Age. A Report on the Public's Opinion of Library Leaders' Visions for the Future.

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    Benton Foundation, Washington, DC.

    This report is about libraries and the challenges they face in the digital world, and where the public supports, or fails to support, libraries in this time of change. Library leaders' visions for the future are compared with the public's prescriptions for libraries, derived from public opinion research. Informing the study were library leaders'…

  7. 78 FR 56706 - Depository Library Council to the Public Printer; Meeting

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    2013-09-13

    ... Depository Library Council to the Public Printer; Meeting The Depository Library Council to the Public... discuss the Federal Depository Library Program. All sessions are open to the public. The United States... Disabilities Act and meets all Fire Safety Act regulations. Davita Vance-Cooks, Public Printer of the United...

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

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    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)

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

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    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)

  10. The Mouse SAGE Site: database of public mouse SAGE libraries.

    PubMed

    Divina, Petr; Forejt, Jirí

    2004-01-01

    The Mouse SAGE Site is a web-based database of all available public libraries generated by the Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE) from various mouse tissues and cell lines. The database contains mouse SAGE libraries organized in a uniform way and provides web-based tools for browsing, comparing and searching SAGE data with reliable tag-to-gene identification. A modified approach based on the SAGEmap database is used for reliable tag identification. The Mouse SAGE Site is maintained on an ongoing basis at the Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and is accessible at the internet address http://mouse.biomed.cas.cz/sage/.

  11. The Role of the Public Library in Retraining People Displaced by Technological Change.

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    Hutcherson, Ethel Madge

    A study was made to determine what library administrators think is the role of public libraries in retraining of adults, what libraries are doing to provide training, and how they differ when classified by size of population served. About 600 libraries serving populations of 50,000 or more were studied--age of library, location, branches, adult…

  12. Founding Mothers: The Contribution of Women's Organizations to Public Library Development in the United States.

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    Watson, Paula D.

    1994-01-01

    Examines the work of women's voluntary associations in support of public libraries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Activities studied include support of traveling libraries, library legislation, and the founding of local libraries. Cooperation of organized women's groups with the American Library Association and other organizations is…

  13. U.S. Public Libraries and Web Technologies: What's Happening Now?

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    Helgren, Jamie E.; Lietzau, Zeth

    2011-01-01

    In 2008, we started by pulling a sample of 483 public libraries from across the country, using 2007 public library annual report data. Because small libraries have different needs and resources than larger libraries, we stratified the sample to make comparisons by size, according to the following population groups: fewer than 10,000 served;…

  14. Public Library Use by Members of the Old Order Amish Faith.

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    Miller, Jerome K.; Aguilar, William

    1984-01-01

    This survey of public library use in Arthur, Illinois, reveals that 14 percent of nearby Amish population have purchased nonresident, family library cards. Comparison with rural populations in downstate Illinois and library use in Ohio Amish settlements suggests changes in Amish culture and role of public libraries near Amish settlements. Includes…

  15. U.S. Public Libraries and Web Technologies: What's Happening Now?

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    Helgren, Jamie E.; Lietzau, Zeth

    2011-01-01

    In 2008, we started by pulling a sample of 483 public libraries from across the country, using 2007 public library annual report data. Because small libraries have different needs and resources than larger libraries, we stratified the sample to make comparisons by size, according to the following population groups: fewer than 10,000 served;…

  16. New Technology and the Public Library. Final Report and Executive Summary.

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    Griffiths, Jose-Marie; King, Donald W.

    This report presents current and potential library applications of new technologies, issues surrounding their introduction into public libraries, and activities suggested for use during the introduction procedure. A brief appraisal of the public library's role in the information transfer process precedes a review of library automation in…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  19. Special Project Grants to New Mexico Public Libraries, 1971-1982. New Mexico State Library Occasional Paper No. 9.

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    Werger, Joanne

    This paper summarizes and analyzes the program of Special Project Grants for public and community libraries in New Mexico. Funding for the program was by the New Mexico State Library through the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA) Title I from fiscal year 1972 to fiscal year 1981. Information on LSCA and the procedure for obtaining…

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

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    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…

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

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    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.

  2. Public water supplies in central and north-central Texas

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    Sundstrom, Raymond W.; Broadhurst, W.L.; Dwyer, B.C.

    1949-01-01

    This report gives a summarized description of the public water supplies in 35 counties of central and north-central Texas, extending from the southern boundaries of Travis, Blanco, Gillespie, and Kerr Counties northward to the TexasOklahoma State line. It gives the available data as follows for each of the 145 communities: Population of the community; name of the official from whom the information was obtained; ownership of water works, whether private or municipal source of supply, whether ground water or surface water; the amount of water consumed; the facilities for storage; the number of customers served; the character of the chemical and sanitary treatment, if any; and chemical analyses of the water. Where ground water is used, the following is also given: Records of wells, including drillers' logs; character of the pumping equipment; yields of the wells, and records of water levels, if available.

  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.

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    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)…

  4. NCI at Frederick Scientific Library Reintroduces Scientific Publications Database | Poster

    Cancer.gov

    A 20-year-old database of scientific publications by NCI at Frederick, FNLCR, and affiliated employees has gotten a significant facelift. Maintained by the Scientific Library, the redesigned database—which is linked from each of the Scientific Library’s web pages—offers features that were not available in previous versions, such as additional search limits and non-traditional metrics for scholarly and scientific publishing known as altmetrics.

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

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    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

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

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    Collins, Lydia N

    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.

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

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    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.…

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

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    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.…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  16. Issues for bringing digital libraries into public use

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    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.

  17. Grants Awarded to State and Public Libraries To Acquire Foreign Language Materials--Fiscal Year 1993. Library Programs. Announcement.

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

    This publication provides one-paragraph descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education to state and public libraries under the Foreign Language Materials Acquisition Program, Title V of the Library Services and Construction Act (LSCA). In fiscal year 1993, 104 applications…

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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.

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

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    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…

  4. "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

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    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…

  5. "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

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    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…

  6. Special Librarianship in Yugoslavia: The Central Technical Library at University of Ljubljana.

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    Cveljo, Katherine

    1979-01-01

    Discusses the development and present status of special librarianship in Yugoslavia and uses the Central Technical Library at the University of Ljubljana to exemplify a central technical university library because of its historical perspective, present status, and its current role in the exchange of scientific and technical information in…

  7. The Application of Centralized Text Editing and Electronic Mail Systems in Libraries: The CMU Experience.

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    Michalak, Thomas J.

    1984-01-01

    Describes Carnegie-Mellon University Libraries' utilization of three software packages resident on the University's central computers: text editing, text formatting, and electronic mail. Advantages of utilizing central computing resources, introduction of and training in computing systems within libraries, specific applications, and advantages and…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  10. Revised Laws Relating to Public Libraries (1997 Wisconsin Act 150): Information Memorandum 98-4.

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    Ford, William

    This information memorandum describes revisions to laws relating to public libraries that were enacted in 1997 Wisconsin Act 150. The first section of the memorandum outlines the major provisions of the Act, including: county payment for library services; optional standards in plan of library services for county; report on library system…

  11. Using a Gravity Model to Predict Circulation in a Public Library System.

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    Ottensmann, John R.

    1995-01-01

    Describes the development of a gravity model based upon principles of spatial interaction to predict the circulation of libraries in the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library (Indiana). The model effectively predicted past circulation figures and was tested by predicting future library circulation, particularly for a new branch library.…

  12. Typical Class Specifications for Professional Positions in Public Libraries Under Civil Service. Revised.

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    New York Library Association, New York.

    Revised class specifications are provided for professional staffing in public libraries of various sizes in New York state. Descriptions are provided for each job within the civil service hierarchy: library assistant, library trainee, librarian I-IV (including special services), and the various grades of library assistant director and director.…

  13. Library Use of Public Health Materials: Description and Analysis *

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    Ash, Joan

    1974-01-01

    A method is described for optimizing the efficiency of a journal collection. The method is employed to determine an optimal journal collection in public health. A citation analysis of 3,456 citations from the bibliographies of forty-four master's and doctoral dissertations from five different universities is performed. It is verified that the distribution of references to journal titles is approximately logarithmic (Bradford's Law) and that the distribution of references by year is exponential. These two parameters are combined to formulate an equation which may be used to specify a journal collection satisfying the greatest possible percent of demand. In public health, for example, a 1,500-volume library containing sixty titles could satisfy 73% of the demand for references in health related areas and 48% of the total demand for references for this particular, diverse research group. Other desirable aspects of a public health collection are also described as determined from the data. PMID:4826486

  14. IFLA General Conference, 1986. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Papers.

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

    This document includes papers on libraries serving the general public which were presented at the 1986 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference. The first paper, "Annual Reports of Sections and Round Tables of the Division of Libraries Serving the General Public" includes the following annual reports for fiscal year…

  15. Improving Information Access through Technology: A Plan for Louisiana's Public Libraries.

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    Jaques, Thomas F.

    Strengthening technology in Louisiana's public libraries will support equitable and convenient access to electronic information resources for all citizens at library sites, in homes, and in business. The plan presented in this document is intended to enhance and expand technology in the state's public libraries. After discussion of the crucial…

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

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    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…

  17. Services and Resources for Children and Young Adults in Public Libraries. Statistical Analysis Report.

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    Heaviside, Sheila; And Others

    the findings are presented of 1994 surveys on services and resources for children and young adults (ages 12-18) in public libraries. Each survey was conducted with a different nationally representative sample of public libraries. Data was collected for individual buildings rather than for library systems. Findings indicate the following: (1)…

  18. Risk Management and Disaster Recovery in Public Libraries in South Australia: A Pilot Study

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    Velasquez, Diane L.; Evans, Nina; Kaeding, Joanne

    2016-01-01

    Introduction: This paper reports the findings of a study of risk management in public libraries. The focus of the research was to determine whether the libraries had a risk management and disaster plan for major disasters. Method: A qualitative study was done to investigate risk management and disaster recovery in public libraries in South…

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

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    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 is…

  20. Illinois Public Library Statistics: A Guide for Librarians and Trustees, 1990-1991.

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    Illinois Univ., Urbana. Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

    The fourth in a series, this publication presents a statistical picture of Illinois Public Libraries during the 1990-1991 fiscal year. Its purpose is to provide librarians and trustees with statistics that can be compared to those of other libraries of similar size and environment to determine whether the library is above or below the average for…

  1. Utah Public Library Service: A Decade of Growth, 1990-2000.

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    Long, Sandi

    This report is an evaluation of public library service in Utah from 1990 to 2000. The introduction summarizes findings; a map of public library jurisdictions is included. The report contains sections the following sections: (1) Utah's Population; (2) Circulation and Interlibrary Loan; (3) Holdings and Subscriptions; (4) Library Staff; (5) Income…

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

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

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    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…

  4. National Survey of U.S. Public Libraries and the Internet, 1997. Final Report.

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    Bertot, John Carlo; McClure, Charles R.; Fletcher, Patricia Diamond

    The purpose of this study was to obtain descriptive information about the nation's public library connectivity, use, and costs related to the Internet. The study gathered data from a national sample of public libraries from the period between May and July 1997. Unlike the 1994 and 1996 students, the 1997 study drew a new library sample that…

  5. Optimum Procedures for the Publication of the Results of Library Research.

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    Kottelwesch, Clemens

    This paper examines the publication of reports of library research progress in the Federal Republic of Germany and proposes problems of research publication that should be considered by the International Federation of Library Associations. Within Germany, four agencies, the German Library Association, the German Research Association, the German…

  6. U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies, 2012. A Closer Look

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    Wanucha, Meghan; Hofschire, Linda

    2013-01-01

    In 2008, researchers at the Library Research Service (LRS) undertook the "U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies" study, with the intent to document the use of various Internet technologies on the websites of public libraries throughout the nation (Lietzau, 2009). The results of that study set a baseline for the adoption…

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

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    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,…

  8. 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...

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

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    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…

  10. 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.

  11. A Procedure for Identifying and Surveying Potential Users of Public Libraries.

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    D'Elia, George

    1980-01-01

    Describes a procedure for identifying a group of potential users from among current nonusers in a sample of adults drawn from the library's community. This procedure was designed for use in conducting marketing surveys for public libraries. (Author/CHC)

  12. Issues in the Development of an All-Digital Public Health Library in Michigan: The Michigan Community Health Electronic Library

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    Brenneise, Harvey R.

    2005-01-01

    The Michigan Community Health Electronic Library (MCHEL) serves the public health and other community health workers in Michigan. It is committed to desktop delivery of the best health information to its primary clientele, with as much as possible in digital full-text form. It collaborates with other libraries in the state to make this possible.…

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

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    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…

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

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

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    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)

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

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    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…

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

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

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    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…

  19. Development of a Strategic Plan for the Harold B. Lee Library: A Model for the Library Public Services.

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    Ostler, Larry

    A study was undertaken to develop a strategic plan for the Information Services Division of the Harold B. Lee Library (HBLL) at Brigham Young University (Utah). A secondary purpose of the study was to produce a model for strategic planning for public service units of academic libraries in Utah. A questionnaire was sent to administrators of member…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  2. Helping the public 'Discover Health' in their local library. Providing health information in public libraries: a partnership approach in Scotland.

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    Henry, Elspeth; Marley, Lesley

    2004-06-01

    A partnership between the Specialist Health Promotion Service of NHS Tayside and Dundee City Council developed a project, 'Discover Health', to bring health information to the public. The two main formats used were traditional leaflets and Internet access via the People's Network, both available in public libraries. The steering group for the project was made up of staff from both organisations. The NHS side secured the funding; the Council side provided the accommodation and information and communication technologies. The partnership worked well, and the project is continuing, with expansion in the pipeline for other areas within Tayside. The various aspects of the functioning of the partnership are discussed. A literature review of similar initiatives is included.

  3. Public Library Provision for Black and Minority Ethnic Communities--Where Are We in 2009?

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    Vincent, John

    2009-01-01

    This article assesses developments in public library provision for Black and minority ethnic [BME] communities in the UK since the publication in 1969 of the results of research into the needs of "Indian and Pakistani communities". It includes a brief discussion of some major societal issues, and then sets public library services in this…

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

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    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…

  5. The Entrepreneurial Public Library: The Policy and Practice of Fee-Based Services.

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    Butterworth, Margaret

    This paper discusses fee-based services in public libraries. The first section examines examples of charging for public library services in three countries: the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland; and New Zealand. The intention is to consider the circumstances in which charging was introduced, the public's response in terms of the effect on…

  6. The Importance of Role Definition in Combining School and Public Libraries.

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    Amey, L. J.

    Public and school libraries having begun as an outgrowth of each other and then separated, have some overlap in philosophy, function, and public served. Although studies have opposed the combined school and public library, communities continue to attempt mergers largely for promise of dollar savings. There is also a philosophical trend in…

  7. AIDS and Public Libraries: A Look back and a Look Forward.

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    Lemann, Catherine

    1993-01-01

    Explores how public libraries have dealt with the AIDS epidemic, examines the publication of articles on AIDS in periodicals and books, and reports the results of a survey of public libraries that was conducted to determine when and how librarians have responded to information needs on the AIDS epidemic. (Contains 11 references.) (LRW)

  8. The Importance of Role Definition in Combining School and Public Libraries.

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    Amey, L. J.

    Public and school libraries having begun as an outgrowth of each other and then separated, have some overlap in philosophy, function, and public served. Although studies have opposed the combined school and public library, communities continue to attempt mergers largely for promise of dollar savings. There is also a philosophical trend in…

  9. A Children's Materials Availability Study at the Bellevue Public Library.

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    Boos, Jo Ellen

    In recent years there has been a push for libraries to develop and use systematic measures to determine the effectiveness of library service. Materials availability, or fill rate, is one of many output measures used in libraries. This technique measures the degree to which library customers are able to acquire the materials they want during their…

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

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    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)

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

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    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…

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

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    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.

  13. Round Table Mobile Libraries Section. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Papers.

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

    Two papers on mobile libraries were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference. In "The Development, Tasks, and Organization of Mobile Libraries in West Germany," Horst Buschendorf describes the history of mobile libraries in West Germany since 1926 and notes that there are currently 150 such…

  14. Round Table Mobile Libraries Section. Libraries Serving the General Public Division. Papers.

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

    Two papers on mobile libraries were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference. In "The Development, Tasks, and Organization of Mobile Libraries in West Germany," Horst Buschendorf describes the history of mobile libraries in West Germany since 1926 and notes that there are currently 150 such…

  15. Subject Headings for School and Public Libraries: An LCSH/Sears Companion. Third Edition.

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    Fountain, Joanna F.

    This book is meant to assist library professionals who are automating their catalog or who are switching from "Sears List of Subject Headings" to the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) as subject authority. A first-check source for the most frequently used headings needed in media centers and public libraries, this third edition…

  16. Virginia Beach Public Library System, Virginia Beach/Oceanfront Branch: A Community Analysis.

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    Powell, Carolyn L., Comp.; And Others

    This study provides an overview of the community and the status of the library through an examination of the city of Virginia Beach, including its demography and needs, as well as the history, organization, administration, and financial support of both the Virginia Beach Public Library System and the Oceanfront Branch Library. The information is…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

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

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    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…

  20. 78 FR 37243 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: Public Libraries Survey, FY 2014-2016

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-20

    .... Swan, Senior Statistician, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Institute of Museum and... Libraries Survey collects annual descriptive data on the universe of public libraries in the U.S. and the..., Research, and Evaluation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M Street NW., 9th Floor...