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Evaluation And Library Decision Making
     

Evaluation And Library Decision Making

by Peter Hernon
 

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Evaluation, which is a critical component of the planning process, assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of library programs and services in the context of stated goals and objectives. This book views evaluation as a type of research study in which evaluators collect either research or management data. Chapters discuss steps of the evaluation process and provide

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Evaluation, which is a critical component of the planning process, assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of library programs and services in the context of stated goals and objectives. This book views evaluation as a type of research study in which evaluators collect either research or management data. Chapters discuss steps of the evaluation process and provide practical examples of the application of these steps to specific library problems.

The overall objectives of the volume are to introduce readers to the relationship between planning and evaluation; to discuss the components of an evaluation study in clear prose so that readers can easily understand the different steps; to foster an attitude that recognizes the importance of evaluation for the development of library programs and services; to offer examples of each component of the evaluation process; to identify writings on evaluation in libraries and information centers; and to encourage organizational change and underscore the importance of evaluation to library decision making.

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Text/reference for library school students and practicing librarians focuses on the entire evaluation process from the perspective of library and information centers. The volume views evaluation as a research activity essential for appraising the utility of library programs and services and for providing feedback for organization planning and change. Acidic paper. Paper edition (unseen), $24.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893916404
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Series:
Information Management, Policy and Service Series
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

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