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Powell, Ronald R.

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Works: 22 works in 184 publications in 1 language and 6,718 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Use studies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Editor
Classifications: Z669.7,
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Publications about Ronald R Powell
Publications by Ronald R Powell
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Basic research methods for librarians by Ronald R Powell( Book )
75 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,160 libraries worldwide
Most library post-graduate programs teach research methods using generic research methods textbooks. However, this ground-breaking textbook covers the basic research methodologies likely to be used by librarians with an orientation to library issues. It also includes basic instructions on writing the research proposal and the research report
Basic reference sources : a self-study manual by Margaret Simms( Book )
22 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 libraries worldwide
The librarian's thesaurus by Mary Ellen Soper( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
The next library leadership : attributes of academic and public library directors by Peter Hernon( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
"This much needed work addresses a topic of increasing importance and urgency: the shortage of individuals attracted to professional careers in librarianship, and the subsequent consequences for leadership positions, particularly library directorship. Through extensive interviews and a thorough review of the existing, literature, the authors - all highly respected for their exceptional leadership and contributions to library science - assess what constitutes effective leadership and identify the traits needed by the next generation of academic and public library directors. An important contribution to the field of library and information science, this study is essential reading for anyone in the profession."--Jacket
Success in answering reference questions : two studies by Frances Benham( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Qualitative research in information management by Jack D Glazier( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Convergence and collaboration of campus information services by Peter Hernon( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
This book is ideal for anyone interested in how academic libraries can be more closely tied to the various missions of the colleges/universities in which they reside
The relationship of library user studies to performance measures : a review of the literature by Ronald R Powell( Book )
11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
An investigation of the relationship between reference collection size and other reference service factors and success in answering reference questions by Ronald R Powell( Archival Material )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Problem solving in libraries : a festschrift in honor of Herbert Goldhor ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Measurement and Evaluation of Public Library Services by Lucille M Wert( Book )
3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Illinois project entitled Measurement and Evaluation of Public Library Services is being conducted by the Library Research Center (lrc) at the University of Illinois. The long range goal of the project is to make available meaningful information for the evaluation and improvement of local public libraries. Two immediate objectives are to test the Public Library Association (pla) performance measures manual in a representative sample of Illinois public libraries of various sizes and to teach a sample of library personnel the data collection techniques necessary for applying the pla performance measures. Since operating expenditures proved to be the significant variable related to library size, public libraries were stratified by operating budget for the four areas of the state, and a random sample drawn. The lrc staff held six workshops to teach the pla procedures to staff from the library systems and from the selected public libraries. Trainees were then asked to conduct a three-day performance measures study in their own library, tabulate their data, and send the results to the lrc, along with comments on the manual. When all of the data is received, the lrc will create individual library profiles and establish performance levels for libraries of each budget level. (Author/SL)
The application of performance measures in a sample of Illinois public libraries by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The application of performance measures in a sample of Illinois public libraries by University of Illinois( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The next library leadership : attributes of academic and public libraries directors by Peter Hernon( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Application of Performance Measures in a Sample of Illinois PublicLibraries by Ronald R Powell( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sixty-six public libraries selected by random sample, substitutions and participation requests, tested Rutgers University 1970 Performance Measures Manual to gather information on the evaluation and improvement of public libraries. Selection was based on geographic location and budget categories. Following instructions for manual's use at workshops, participating libraries conducted a 3-day study, tabulated and summarized the resulting data. The Library Research Center prepared and sent a computerized profile of each library's scores and comparison statistics as well as questionnaires for feedback on the study. Most participating libraries were capable of conducting the study and summarizing data; most found reasonably clear with the instructions sufficiently easy to follow. Some questioned the manual's relevance and validity for small libraries. The research center found the manual useful in providing data, but was disappointed in its traditional approach. They suggested research be done to refine the manual for use by small libraries. Also mentioned was the need for more detailed instructions, more subjective-type measures and follow-up activities for feedback. (Kp)
Basic research methods for librarians by Ronald R Powell( Article )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Adult public library use and reading as influenced by childhood socialization factors by Ronald R Powell( Book )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Basic reference manual : a self-study manual by Margaret Taylor( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Basic Research Methods for Librarians, Fifth Edition ( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Fifty-nine percent of the respondents to a 2000 survey reported that their master's programs had not adequately prepared them to conduct research, something that has not changed much in the ensuing decade. Yet, many library and information services (LIS) practitioners are routinely called upon to conducted job-related research. Where can they turn for the guidance they need?
Problem solving in libraries : a festschrift in honor of Herbert Goldhor ( Article )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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