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Small libraries : organization and operation

Author: Donald J Sager
Publisher: Fort Atkinson, Wis. : Highsmith Press, ©1992.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sager, Donald J., 1938-
Small libraries.
Fort Atkinson, Wis. : Highsmith Press, c1992
(OCoLC)608607318
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald J Sager
ISBN: 0917846168 9780917846168
OCLC Number: 26855134
Description: iii, 82 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1.. Introduction --
What is a Library? --
Who Manages the Library? --
History --
Libraries Today --
Goals of Effective Library and Information Service --
2.. Planning --
What Is the Purpose of the Library --
Determining the Scope of the Collection --
Usage --
Determining How the Collection Should Be Organized --
Determining Needed Space --
Defining Needed Skills and Human Resources --
Budgeting --
Evaluating Effectiveness --
3.. Ordering Library Materials --
Selection Policies --
Resources for Selection --
Order Procedures --
Using Computers --
4.. Organizing the Collection --
Simplified Cataloging --
Simplified Classification --
Cataloging in Publication and Preprocessed Materials --
Levels and Types of Processing for Library Materials --
Computerized Catalog Systems --
Dealing with Donated Materials --
Organizing Pamphlets, Magazines and Other Print and Nonprint Materials --
Alternatives to Cataloging and Classification --
Weeding --
5.. Processing and Lending Library Materials --
Preparing Books and Other Materials for Loan --
Binding, Repair and Preservation --
Circulation Systems and Procedures --
Library Borrowers Cards --
Circulation Procedures --
Overdue Fines --
Supplies --
6.. Designing the Efficient and Attractive Library --
Program --
Furnishings --
Environmental Concerns --
Selection and Purchase of Library Equipment --
Selection of Architects and Consultants --
Maintenance --
Protecting the Library --
7.. Reference and Information Services --
Reference Interview --
Answering Reference Questions --
Selection --
Reference Networks --
Interlibrary Loan Networks --
8.. Borrowing Resources from Other Libraries --
Union Catalogs --
ILL Code --
Delivery --
Costs --
Partnerships with Other Libraries --
9.. Serving Your Users --
Children and Young Adults --
Adult Services --
Services to Persons with Disabilities --
Responsibility: by Donald J. Sager.
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